Seniors Advocate Not Happy With Drug Plan Changes
News that the provincial government is considering charging seniors in the prescription drug program more for their medications has come as a shock to seniors' advocates. The government announced yesterday that its proposing doubling the co-payment ceiling for seniors in the program to $500. They say that while drug costs have consistantly gone up, the ceiling hasn't been raised in 15 years. And they figure raising the ceiling now would save about three million dollars a year. Cecile Cassista is executive director of the coalition for seniors' and nursing home residents' rights.