FREDERICTON, N.B. – For many people in the province without a prescription drug plan the government of New Brunswick  may soon make it mandatory that you have one in the future.

Having a mandatory prescription drug plan was just one of several recommendations issued to the province from the advisory committee on health benefits yesterday.

Richard Dunn, a policy analyst with the CFIB in New Brunswick, says forcing employers who do not have a drug plan for employers to contribute to, the new plan is not good news for small business.

“Been encouraging this government to do whatever they can to reduce costs for business owners as best as well as regulations for business owners. This is going in the opposite direction.”

Provincial Health Minister Hugh Flemming says the goal is to develop plan that will make sure each person in the province has drug coverage.