Remove prescription copayment
Removing prescription copayment collected by all pharmacies across the motu.
Why the contribution is important
Prescription copayment presents a major barrier for medication access. By removing the prescription copayment, all people would be enabled and supported to reach the highest attainable standard of health and wellbeing. We are then empowered to exercise choice, and have access to the highest-level-medicine-related care in Aotearoa. This will reduce inequity, especially in our vulnerable populations and improve accessibility to improve health outcomes.
Recent research by the University of Otago confirms that prescription fees are significantly increasing the number of people admitted to hospital – creating high levels of entirely unnecessary and preventable distress.
by vicky1185 on April 23, 2023 at 09:05AM