More affordable prescription drugs and dental care for people without workplace benefits
Prescription drugs help keep Ontarians healthy.
In 2014, you elected us to build Ontario up. Since then, the Ontario Liberal government has helped Ontario families afford the medication they need by providing free prescription drugs to children and youth and by extending free prescription drug coverage to seniors in 2019.
But we need to do more. About one in four working-age Ontarians — including the self-employed, unemployed and precariously employed — does not have extended health benefits coverage. Six in 10 Ontario seniors don’t have dental coverage.
That’s why the Ontario Liberals will introduce a new Ontario Drug and Dental Program in 2019 to make medication and dental care more affordable. Our plan:
- Reimburses people for 80 per cent of prescription drug and dental costs, up to $400 for single people, $600 for couples and $700 for a family of four with two children