VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for health, welcomed the government’s announcement that $105 million will be invested in Fair Pharmacare. The investment will eliminate or reduce deductibles for 240,000 B.C. families.
“The costs of prescription drugs prevents too many British Columbians from addressing treatable conditions, saddling them and our healthcare system with the effects of untreated illnesses down the road,” said Furstenau.
“Our caucus is very pleased that the government is making this investment in the health of British Columbians. Especially with so many communities facing an affordability crisis, this will go a long way to improving the lives of the people of B.C.
“This announcement represents a shared platform commitment for both the B.C. Greens and the B.C. NDP to work towards an essential drugs program. It is targeted assistance for British Columbians who need it most, while we continue to work towards a comprehensive plan for all of B.C. I am proud to have worked with Minister Dix and his staff in good faith consultations on this issue. Government is at its best when parties come together on shared values to act in the best interests of the people we serve.”
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