I guess it's a good thing I never moved to BC, then (had considered it many years ago, and if my great-uncle had died first, I might actually have inherited a house in Vernon when my great-aunt died). All of my medications are covered, other than stuff that's available over the counter (frustrating for the pricier stuff, if there's no generic choice available). Upcoming surgery is covered. Ambulance is covered, so I don't need to worry about not being able to get to the hospital if there's an emergency. Mobility and safety equipment is covered. Of course I had to go through separate assessments for some of this. The next time some paper-pusher says, "Why don't you just _____?" or "Can't you just _____?" or "You must have a friend/family member to help you with _____" I will be very tempted to slap them. If I had any of those, I'd already be making use of those abilities/resources. And no, I'm not obligated to have family to help. The ones who would help are dead, and the ones who don't care are still alive but I don't consider them family. It makes no sense that antibiotics aren't covered for you. They're what can help you get better so you don't cost "the system" even more money for health care.