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B.C. Eliminates Prescription Deductibles For People Earning Under $30,000

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 09 Feb, 2018
  • B.C. Eliminates Prescription Deductibles For People Earning Under $30,000
VICTORIA — British Columbia has announced plans to eliminate or reduce prescription-drug deductibles for low-income earners.
 
 
Health Minister Adrian Dix says single people and families with a net household income under $45,000 will benefit from changes to the Fair PharmaCare plan starting Jan. 1, 2019.
 
 
Families earning between $15,000 and $30,000 will no longer pay any deductibles for medication.
 
 
Dix says people with a net annual income of $15,000 have paid deductibles of $300, and those earnings $30,000 have had to shell out $900 a year.
 
 
He says the cost means people have sometimes not filled prescriptions in order to pay for other essentials such as groceries.
 
 
Green party spokeswoman Sonia Furstenau says the $105-million investment in Fair PharmaCare will improve the health of families facing an affordability crisis.

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