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Term: Pharmacare Program

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-02-22


A drug benefit program for eligible Manitobans, regardless of age, whose incomes are seriously affected by high prescription drug costs. Coverage is based on a person's total family income and the amount he/she pays for eligible prescription drugs. To qualify, an individual must meet all of the following criteria:

    1) eligible for Manitoba Health coverage,
    2) prescriptions are not paid through other provincial or federal programs,
    3) prescription costs are not covered by a private drug insurance program, and
    4) eligible prescription drug costs exceed the individual's Pharmacare deductible.
See the Manitoba Health Manitoba Pharmacare Program website: for more information.

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  • Doupe M, Fransoo R, Chateau D, Dik N, Burchill C, Soodeen R-A, Bozat-Emre S, Guenette W. Population Aging and the Continuum of Older Adult Care in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2011. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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  • Fransoo R, Martens P, The Need to Know Team, Prior H, Burchill C, Koseva I, Bailly A, Allegro E. The 2013 RHA Indicators Atlas. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2013. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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