Changes to the Interim Federal Health plan for refugees may result in higher costs and place communities at risk says the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (AMMI).
In a June 18 letter signed by AMMI President Dr. A. Mark Joffe, the association says they “strongly disagree” that the changes will protect public safety.
The Federal program provides a bridge to refugees who may not yet be eligible for provincial health plan coverage.
Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism announced cuts to the program in April, removing supplemental coverage such as dentistry, drugs, vision care and mobility assistive devices.