Some refugees may have to pay for childbirth

They could be stuck paying for emergency surgery, hospital childbirth. Feds say it's about equity, cost savings, discouraging abuse.

Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 05/16/2012 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Monday, 06/10/2013 9:46 pm EDT

A potentially legitimate refugee from a so-called safe country delivering a baby or undergoing emergency surgery for a heart attack at a Canadian hospital will have to pay for it out of pocket because of changes to the government's refugee health insurance scheme, set to take effect in July.

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