The Alward government OF New Brunswick has unveiled a medical plan it calls the most important piece of health legislation since the introduction of medicare.
That’s according to the CBC. The plan is designed to cover drugs for people who don’t have coverage through their employer.
The province estimates 70,000 families have no drug coverage and are not eligible for existing provincial coverage for people on social assistance.
NDP Leader Dominic Cardy calls the plan unveiled today “groundbreaking.”
The CBC also reports that the first phase of the plan will begin in April of 2014. That phase is expected to cost roughly 27 million dollars.