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New Brunswick Premier David Alward speaks in Toronto in April, 2013.
New Brunswick Premier David Alward speaks in Toronto in April, 2013.
(J.P. MOCZULSKI For The Globe and Mail)

New Brunswick made an important health reform that other provinces need to follow

“The New Brunswick Drug Plan is the most important initiative since the introduction of Medicare,” Health Minister Hugh Flemming said in unveiling his province’s version of pharmacare.

That’s a pretty bold statement. If it’s true – which it likely is – it’s nothing to brag about, though.

Rather, it’s a testament to the sad reality that medicare hasn’t really changed appreciably in the past century.