Apr 28, 2017
By Bob Komsic
Health Minister Eric Hoskins says the approach on pharmacare is similar to Ontario’s push for pension reform, which saw the province use its own proposed pension plan to successfully push for enhancement of the Canada Pension Plan.
Hoskins points out some of his provincial and territorial colleagues are concerned about up-front costs, but hopes Ontario’s pharmacare plan can show there’ll be cost savings through bulk purchasing and keeping people healthy.
Meanwhile, Toronto city councillor Joe Mihevc calls the provincial pharmacare plan an important step.