Letter on eliminating the waiting period for migrant healthcare coverage

We wrote to the BC Minister of Health to urge the province to immediately eliminate the three-month waiting period for newly arrived migrants to access provincial healthcare coverage. This policy disproportionately affects women, especially those women who require pre-and postnatal care, and contravenes the rights to equality and security of the person guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Read the letter. (PDF, 192 KB)


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