BC doctors, nurses protest refugee health cuts

Health-care workers rallied outside the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration office in Vancouver.

Health-care workers rallied outside the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration office in Vancouver.

Health-care workers and refugees gathered yesterday in downtown Vancouver to urge the federal government to reverse last year’s cuts to health care benefits for refugee claimants.

The rally, held outside the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration office in Vancouver, was one of 19 organized across the country for the second National Day of Action.

A year ago, the federal government introduced changes into the Interim Federal Health Program (IFPH) to end supplemental health-care benefits — including pharmacy, eye care, dental care, and coverage for illnesses not deemed a “public safety risk” — for non government-assisted refugees.

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