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Liberal government to end ‘cruel and unusual’ cuts

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Life Health Professional | 06 Apr 2016, 08:15 AM Agree 0
Refugees and asylum seekers without insurance will have their costs fully covered
  • | 06 Apr 2016, 02:23 PM Agree 0
    I find it alarming that we as taxpayers are fully funding dental care and all medical costs for refugees while Canadian citizens have to pay for all dental costs and many medical expenses out of pocket. why are is this action being praised. I would suggest that those seeking to live in Canada not be afforded a better level of treatment than we provide to our own Citizens
  • | 06 Apr 2016, 03:16 PM Agree 0
    I agree, basic medical would be appropriate. But including Vision and Dental benefits is certainly not a necessity that I feel my tax dollars should be going toward. These costs can come out of the funds they receive when they apply for refugee status.
  • Diane | 15 Apr 2016, 12:45 PM Agree 0
    Given the waiting times for Canadians to access medical care, I think the priorities are in the wrong place. Basic health care for refugees is absolutely important but it is at the expense of sick Canadians, not just Canadian taxpayers. I do hold a grudge at dental and vision care as those are out of pocket for Canadians who are not employed with an employer who provides these benefits. So now we a new two tiered system....Hmmmm?

    On the other hand we have so many unemployed medical specialist graduates from Canadian medical schools, so as long as their services are used for refugees that would be fine and dandy, but that is not the case because they would have to get a government number to actually practice and then the cost of medical care would go up for Canadian taxpayers once more. Yes, we do have unemployed doctors in this country!
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