July 3, 2018 11:30
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The Ontario government has amended the eligibility criteria of its program, health Insurance More and removes coverage for children with a private insurance plan, announced Christine Elliott, minister of Health and long-term Care.
Thus, the new program gives » priority to people who are not already covered by a prescription drug insurance plan «.
Ms. Elliott stated that children who are not covered by a private insurance plan will continue to benefit from free prescription drugs to eligible. «Those who are covered by a private plan will be required to first seek to obtain from him a refund of their spending, and the government will assume the balance of the costs of eligible prescription drugs «, she added.
The new government of Doug Ford says make these changes in order to achieve efficiency gains. «It will save the taxpayers money and spend it to people who need it most,» said Ms. Elliott. She also claims to work with insurance groups to ensure the transition, and request it by the fact of extending the grace period for the coverage of certain drugs.
Favourable reception of the CPOMA
L’Association canadienne des compagnies d’assurances de personnes (CLHIA) said he was pleased with the changes. Stephen Frank, president and ceo of the CLHIA, says that the industry is committed to working with the government of Ontario during the transition and extended transition period.
«In addition, the changes will ensure the strength and sustainability of health insurance schemes, so dear to our families. We congratulate the new government of Ontario to act with decision on this issue that will serve the interests of the population as a whole, » concluded Frank.