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Ontario’s new prescription drug plan misses the mark

The recent announcement from Queen’s Park about a new program (called OHIP+) that will provide “free” prescription drugs for Ontarians under 25 is a misguided exercise in rebranding that sets a dangerous precedent for future policy.There’s certainly a case to be made for ensuring that anyone who’s financially vulnerable, irrespective of their age, can access necessary medication regardless of their ability to pay. Optimal public policy should aim to precisely identify these groups and target funding towards them as efficiently as possible, so as to maximize the benefits purchased with taxpayer dollars.The thing is, the province already has a program

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