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  • January 31, 2018

Free Pharmacare for Ontario’s Youth!

On January 1st, the Ontario government made the biggest expansion to medicare our province has seen in a generation. Now families have access to over 4400 eligible medications for their children at no cost. This means no co-payment or annual deductible.

Making prescription medications more affordable for families is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy, and help people in their everyday lives. If you think this will help your family, click the button to show your support.

In just one month over 700,000 young people age 24 and under have already had their prescriptions filled at no cost. In Ottawa alone, over 64,000 prescriptions have been filled through OHIP+.

To help in finding which drugs are covered, the new digital tool makes more than 4400 medications covered through the Ontario drug benefit program searchable by brand or generic name, ingredient, or drug identification number. 

An investment like this means that families in our community no longer have to chose between paying rent or providing life-saving medication for their children. 

Having to make that choice is never fair.

Creating this program represents the first step in achieving the goal of universal pharmacare for all, and ensuring a healthy start in life for our children and youth will result in a healthier, more productive Ottawa and province.

This is just one part of our government’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. Other initiatives include investing in our workers with a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, and easier access to affordable childcare. 

If you support this policy let us know by clicking the button above!

If you want to learn more about OHIP+, please visit us here

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