Petition to Stop the Increase to Seniors’ Drug Costs
To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
WHEREAS the Government of Ontario will require most seniors to pay significantly more for prescription drugs starting on August 1st, 2016, under changes to the Ontario Drug Benefit,
WHEREAS most seniors will be required to pay a higher annual deductible of $170 and higher co-payments each and every time they fill a prescription at their pharmacy,
WHEREAS the average Ontario senior requires at least eight different types of drugs each year to stay healthy and maintain their independence, and
WHEREAS many seniors on fixed incomes simply cannot afford to pay more for prescription drugs — and should not be forced to skip medications that they can no longer afford and to put their health in jeopardy,
WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
Stop the Government’s plan to make most Ontario seniors pay more for necessary prescription drugs and, instead, work to expand prescription drug coverage for all Ontarians.