February 19, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
The six-year-old girl with an agonizing stomachache was turned away from the Montreal walk-in clinic: They only treat refugees who pay a fee first, they said.
The girl’s mom couldn’t afford the fee. So they left.
February 18, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
All refugees and refugee claimants will get extended health care as of April 1 — six months after the Liberals came to office and five months after they made a special provision allowing Syrian refugees to access care.
February 10, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
It was a long, long wait.
January 19, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Some refugees and asylum-seekers come to Canada saddled with debt and without full access to health care — and some don’t.
Which one you are depends on where you’re from and when you got here.
December 10, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Canada’s poised to welcome the first planeload of Syrian refugees Thursday evening as part of the federal Liberals’ much-touted pledge to resettle 10,000 (formerly 25,000) by the end of this month.
But the government still hasn’t followed through on its election promise to reverse health cuts to refugee care made under the previous government three years ago.
November 12, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Thursday morning Meb Rashid saw a woman severely traumatized after years of an abusive relationship.
Before that, an HIV/AIDS patient with dangerously low CD4 count; a pregnant victim of sexual violence.
They all needed treatment. None had coverage.