Labour today warned that free prescriptions would be under threat if Labour does not get the support it needs to form a Government after Thursday's elections.
First Minister Rhodri Morgan hailed the scheme as one of his government's great successes, delivering a fair deal to thousands across Wales. But Welsh Labour are the only party to have given a cast-iron commitment to ensure that prescriptions remains free of charge.
He said the Tories' "weasel words" on free prescriptions showed they could not be trusted to keep prescriptions after Thursday's election, while the Lib Dem Health spokesperson has said her party would want to scrap free prescriptions.
Rhodri Morgan said:
"Free prescriptions are delivering justice to thousands of people across te whole of Wales, making everyday life that much easier for our people. Unlike the Tories I make a cast-iron guarantee that I will not scrap free prescriptions."
"The weasel words of the Tory leaders and of Tory candidates up and down Wales on this issue, tell voters all they need to know about Tory plans for free prescriptions after the election."
"Saying you will monitor the progress of free prescriptions is not the same as saying you will definitely keep prescriptions free of charge."