Kathleen Wynne may be changing her tune when it comes to a budget proposal targeting seniors’ wallets.
Last week, the Liberal Government announced an increase in the amount of money seniors would have to pay for their prescriptions. The proposed 2016 Ontario budget also promises to raise the low-income threshold for many medications.
Wynne has announced that she will be seeking a second opinion on the changes.
She surprised the legislature Monday when she admitted that Charles Sousa’s plans for taxpayer-subsidized drugs is not quite ready.
Wynne stated that “we’re going to look carefully at this regulation that is out for consultation and if we didn’t get it right then we will make a change in terms of that threshold.”
Sousa announced last Thursday that annual prescription deductibles would jump 70%, from $100 to $170.
The low-income threshold would be moved from $16,018 for singles and $24,175 for couples to $19,300 and $32,300.
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