Paying for Prescription Drugs

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Canadians who are currently covered by a drug insurance plan contribute to the costs of their prescription drugs in a number of ways. Common methods include through making ‘co-payments’ (e.g., paying for a certain percentage of the cost of their prescription at the pharmacy) or through paying deductibles or annual fees (e.g., premiums) toward their drug coverage plan.

What are benefits and drawbacks of individuals paying a portion of the cost of their prescription drugs? Share your thoughts below:

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