(OTTAWA, ONT) – Ontario’s new Minister of Health, Christine Elliott is making some drastic changes to revamp OHIP+.
Christine Elliott is changing the OHIP+ Coverage to no longer support Ontarians under the age of 25 with private health benefits.
This announcement comes a day after Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet were sworn in.
The change is all part of the Ontario PC plan to save billions each year.
The Ontarians that are covered by private plans will bill those plans first, then the government will cover the rest of the eligible prescription costs.
The 4,400 prescription drugs eligible for coverage are diabetic strips, birth control, insulin, inhalers, drugs to treat depression, anxiety, epilepsy, ADHD, and antibiotics.
This new system will hopefully save the tax payers money and focus our health care resources to the people who need them the most.
Courtesy: Chris Young/Canadian Press