On the eve of International Migrants Day, the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity along with community partner Sanctuary Health sent an open letter to the BC government, calling for the immediate repeal of the costly and discriminatory policy that requires new immigrants to BC to wait three months for health insurance. The letter, signed by 19 unions, advocacy groups and community organizations from across BC and published in the Burnaby Beacon, is based on new research from CGSHE’s IRIS Project that shows the policy disproportionately harms immigrant women and their children, and violates their human rights.
Open letter to the BC government: End the 3-month wait for MSP for immigrants to receive health care
On the eve of International Migrants Day, research suggests the need for BC government to provide health insurance for all, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 17, 2021 On the eve of International Migrants Day, the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity at the University of British Columbia, along with community partner Sanctuary Health, sent an open letter to the BC government sharing our new research highlighting the need for the immediate repeal of a policy that forces immigrants to BC to wait three months for health insurance. The research, affirming longstanding community concerns, confirms the urgent need for this policy to be amended or repealed immediately. The open letter follows on the heels of a petition urging the government to abolish the policy, signed by almost 400 individuals and groups. The…
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