A Langley man is concerned about the lack of progress on medication coverage and other health care issues.

A Langley man is concerned about the lack of progress on medication coverage and other health care issues.

LETTER: Langley man struggles to afford medication and is not the only one

A local man is urging governments to act so Canadians can afford the drugs they need

Dear Editor,

I’m struggling to afford medications, and I’m not alone. This time of year is particularly tough for people like me/them.

It shouldn’t have to be this way.

There is a huge opportunity for the new minority government to implement universal, single-payer pharmacare. The Liberals promised to make this happen, and the NDP are fully behind it. Health care experts, small businesses and unions are 100 per cent for it. It will save Canada billions of dollars.

Millions of Canadians are waiting for this historic step. It’s the unfinished business of Medicare. It’s about time the government gets this done.

Melvin Petovello, Langley