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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Katsof Renews Call For Catastrophic Drug Coverage

Another call is being made for the Province to come through on their promise for catastrophic drug coverage for the people with disorders like PNH, a kidney disorder, that requires a very costly medicine.

Barry Katsof of the Canadian Association of PNH Patients tells CHSJ News when they met with Health Minister Ted Flemming that gave him suggestion on how to implement a program that everyone can afford.

He says they pointed out to him that the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, a cost pooling program, exists specifically to make the high cost of prescription drugs affordable for small and medium-sized businesses.

Katsof uses a New Brunswick teen with PNH as an example of the problem saying he is currently covered under his parent's drug coverage plan while at university but how will he pay for the drug once he finishes school.

Katsof describes the Alward government's current health plan as a deceitful election strategy playing with people's lives.