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Youth pharmacare plan’s growing pains creating challenges for some patients

Since Ontario rolled out its new pharmacare program for youth on Jan. 1, multiple media reports have detailed the challenges faced by some people in transitioning to public drug coverage from their private plan. The examples include a mother who, according to the Brantford Expositor, found that while the provincial program doesn’t cover Fluoxetine, a medication for her child’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, […]

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • January 24, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
What will the transition from private plans to OHIP+ look like?

As Ontario prepares to roll out its new pharmacare program for youth on Jan. 1, plan sponsors and members will be watching to see how the transition to the public plan from private coverage will work. Of particular concern is the relationship between private plans and the exceptional access program, which facilitates access to drugs not listed on […]

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • December 22, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 08:45