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Co-pay, deductible hikes for drugs will be tough on seniors, advocate says

Raising the co-pay from $6.11 to $7.11 per prescription and the annual government drug plan deductible from $100 to $170 are two Ontario budget blows that many seniors can’t afford and don’t deserve, says a Kingsville retiree who leads United Seniors of Ontario. 496 more words

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Home care bureaucracies leave just 61 per cent of funding for front-line care

Only 61 cents of each dollar allocated to Ontario’s home care system goes to face-to-face patient care, says an Ontario’s auditor general report released Wednesday that also cites rising executive salaries, varied levels of care depending on where you live, and expensive programs that go unmeasured. 845 more words

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