Monday, October 29, 2007

Chronically ill lobby for national drug plan

From the Edmonton Journal:
Early retirement doesn't look so rosy to George Rozon, when it means the end of his employee drug insurance plan that pays thousands of dollars on his medication bills.

Rozon's plan has been paying the $7,500 annual cost for his diabetes and heart medication, as well as covering drug costs for his wife.

Moving to Nova Scotia to be closer to family is also a concern. Alberta covers his $2,000 monthly bill for anti-rejection drugs needed after a kidney transplant in 2001. He doesn't know if he will qualify for such coverage in the Maritimes. ...more

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