Drug and Dental plans in Ontario 2018 budget

Drug and Dental plans in Ontario 2018 budget

Drug and Dental plans in Ontario 2018 budget

The Ontario government is promising a new drug and dental program aimed at closing the gap for people in the province who don’t have benefits, as Premier Kathleen Wynne aims to woo voters in the province.

The new spending announcement was outlined in Wednesday’s provincial budget, which contained several promises ahead of a provincial election just weeks away and with Wynne facing the lowest approval ratings of any sitting premier in the country.

Under the proposed program, Ontarians would be reimbursed up to 80 per cent for prescription drugs and dental visits. The program will only apply to those who aren’t already covered by workplace or other government benefits and is expected to cost $800 million over two years.

“Without an extended health plan, people may not be able to afford to fill their prescriptions or seek adequate dental care,” the budget says.

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