I don't know when this happened but it has.The new Drug Plan
2014 - Income under $26k, Monthly Premium $66.67 + 30% of the drug to a max $30.
2015 - Income under $17.8k, Monthly Premium $16.67 + 30% to a max $5
Income $17.8-$22.3k, Monthly Premium $33.33 + 30% to a max $10.
Tables here http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/health/MedicarePrescriptionDrugPlan/NBDrugPlan/Premiums.html
The government is to be congratulated for coming up with something so much better for those at the lower end.
My monthly coverage from April will now cost me $16 plus 7 x $5, so a total of $51.
The first year costs would have been $66 plus 30% of 7 meds costing a total approaching $200 and that was completely unmanageable.
I've managed on samples for some and full price for the others was cheaper than the first year rates introduced by the Conservatives.
The only question now is why has there been nothing in the paper?
Unless it was on one of the days the paper wasn't delivered)