You didn’t read that headline wrong.
It’s part of the Ontario provincial government’s new budget they rolled out today. They have introduced a new pharmacare program(Some are calling it OHIP +) that covers all kids and adults under 25. They will have their prescription drugs covered starting in 2018(January 1st is the target date) No matter what your family income is , or if you already have private insurance.
The expanded coverage would cover 4,400 drugs. It includs treatment of acute and chronic illness, and pediatric cancers(full info on the cancer treatments have not been released yet)
THIS STILL HAS TO BE APPROVED BEFORE IT BECOME LEGIT!!
And as of writing this, we still don’t know where the money for this program is gonna come from.
We don’t know how or if this will effect people’s insurance premiums.