CVS Health is expanding the reach of its pharmacy benefits program to include more patients in the United States and Canada.
The company has announced that it will be providing free pharmacy care to all eligible Canadians and U.S. residents on Nov. 11, 2020, and will offer free health insurance and pharmacy benefits through Jan. 1, 2021.
CVS will also offer free prescriptions for people who live in the U.K. and Canada on Nov 10, 2020.
The U.C.M.L.C.’s Healthcare for All initiative aims to reduce health disparities among U.A.E. citizens and residents, including by expanding coverage of public health services and access to prescription drugs.
CVS is a pioneer in providing affordable health insurance for its patients.
The pharmacy benefits benefit is an additional form of coverage for people with low-income coverage or who do not have access to private insurance.
CVs program provides benefits such as health insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental and vision coverage, emergency medical services, emergency room care, long-term care, maternity and newborn care, and prescription drugs for individuals.
The program is available to people in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.
Health Canada is the countrys health and social protection agency.
It has been in place since 1993, and has a role in protecting health and safety, environmental protection, public health, the environment and public safety.
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq has previously called for an end to the UCCS scheme.
“We are taking action to address the inequities in health care that are creating health disparities in the health system and the health care system is in a position to address these disparities,” she said in a press release.
“CVS, on behalf of our patients, has decided to implement a program to provide access to the most affordable health care possible, which will improve access to care, lower health disparities and create better outcomes for our patients.”
This article is from the October 7, 2020 issue of MSNBC.