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Rally calls for a return of refugee health care

Today, lawyers, doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rallied on Parliament Hill on behalf of refugee claimants. Two years ago, the government made cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program, which provides temporary health insurance benefits to refugee claimants.

Dr. Doug Gruner says cuts to the program for some refugee claimants has caused confusion for both patients and health care providers alike, as well as extra costs for taxpayers. He joined us to explain.



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