Although the person running that blog may need a bit of context so I also wrote:
Hey, I’m assuming you’re not from Canada, but this was sent out in my home city today by a local Member of Parliament, basically bragging about a cvery ontroversial bills passed here. Canadian’s really value their health care and believe it is a human right for all people. I just can’t believe she would brag about this.
Dr. Megan Williams, a family physician with Ottawa’s Somerset West Community Health Centre, challenged the minister during a press conference, accusing her government of putting people’s lives at risk.
“I do think people will become sick and probably some people will die because of this,” she told reporters.
In the recent federal budget, the Conservatives cut funding to the Interim Federal Health Program, which provides insurance to refugees, refugee claimants, asylum-seekers and those who cannot access provincial or territorial health care so they can see a physician or get coverage for prescription drugs.
Refugees and refugee claimants will still be able to access some medical services but only if they are deemed “essential” or “urgent” by the federal government, or if their condition puts public health or public safety in jeopardy. They will no longer have access to vision care, dental care, or prescription drugs, including insulin for diabetes.
I believe newcomers to our country, especially refuges, deserve proper healthcare. They may be coming from horrendous backgrounds, such as refugee camps and to have them start about by accumulating massive amounts of debt as they get their health in order seems extremely counter-productive to giving them a fresh start in life.
What do you think? Is this racist?