Sunday, August 08, 2004

From the Toronto Star:
Drug plan's future?
Earlier this year, the Ontario government dipped its toes in treacherous political waters when it issued a pre-budget discussion paper that hinted at ending the free prescription drug program for higher income seniors.

The newly elected Liberal government was grappling with a budget deficit that would top out at about $6 billion and was desperately searching for ways to save money.

Prescription drugs for anyone over 65 in Ontario are virtually free after a $100 deductible and a small dispensing fee are paid by the user. Seniors with incomes of less than $16,000 do not pay any deductible.

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