Keep Pharmacare Affordable During COVID-19
In March the provincial government imposed a limit on prescription refills to a one-month supply in order to prevent stockpiling. As a result, thousands of Pharmacare clients, many of them seniors, who purchase two months’ worth of medication at the end of March ahead of their annual deductible payment on April 1st will have to pay out of pocket for this unexpected expense.
The Manitoba NDP is calling on the provincial government to cover the costs of prescription refills for Manitobans on Pharmacare for the next sixty days. This way seniors and other people who rely on Pharmacare can avoid paying out of pocket for their medication.