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Should Public Drug Plans be Based on Age or Income?

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December 3, 2014

Provinces with age-based drug coverage should switch to income-based plans to head off serious financial pressure over the next few decades, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Should Public Drug Plans be Based on Age or Income?” authors Colin Busby and Jonathan Pedde find that age-based plans are ill-equipped to handle the coming surge of seniors in the population.

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Colin Busby, Former Associate Director, Research
Colin Busby
Jonathan Pedde

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