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Can I enter contribution amount for prescription drugs as medical expense?

I have prescription drug insurance coverage under the public plan (Quebec residence) 

Most of the cost for the my prescriptions are covered under the plan, but I do pay out about $85/month for whats call  "monthly deductible" and "co-insurance amounts". 

Can these amounts be entered as medical expenses??

Thanks for the help!

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Can I enter contribution amount for prescription drugs as medical expense?

Yes, any prescription drug amount that is not reimbursed by insurance can be claimed as part of Medical expense credit. This can include drug costs, prescription charges or plan deductibles.

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New Member

Can I enter contribution amount for prescription drugs as medical expense?

Yes, any prescription drug amount that is not reimbursed by insurance can be claimed as part of Medical expense credit. This can include drug costs, prescription charges or plan deductibles.

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New Member

Can I enter contribution amount for prescription drugs as medical expense?

To make things really easy, get a printout from the drugstore that will show everything that you paid as co-insturance and deductibles for the whole year. This list is a valid receipt for tax purposes. Then on your return you create a single line in medical expenses such as: "Drugstore list", $xxx.xx

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Can I enter contribution amount for prescription drugs as medical expense?

Or even better receive a printout of all eligible Medical expenses itemized into Premiums paid and costs not reimbursed. Then your claim can be made with just 2 entries. Of course keep all individual receipts.
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Can I enter contribution amount for prescription drugs as medical expense?

As far as I know, insurance may in some cases cover the purchase of medicines, but only if there are no drugs. Paying for drugs using insurance is prohibited in the United States. But you can buy any drugs with a doctor’s prescription ..
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