OHIP for All Rally
In Canada we believe we have a universal health care system. And yet, there are an estimated 500,000* people who do not have access to healthcare coverage. They are our neighbours, they work in our communities, and our children go to school together. What happens when they get sick?Many children, adults and seniors have been denied care in emergency rooms, have been asked for thousands of dollars upfront for healthcare, have received massive bills or have foregone healthcare altogether when they needed it. People have died as a result of our system in Ontario that denies care to people who need it. We can stop unnecessary and high cost health complications. We can stop denying sick people care. We can create the society we all want to live in by providing healthcare for all people living in Ontario, regardless their of immigration status
What are we asking for?
We are asking the Government of Ontario to end the OHIP three month waiting period for new immigrants, temporary foreign workers, migrants newly approved for Permanent Residency, and returning Canadians; to provide OHIP coverage to those left uninsured with temporary status, including temporary foreign workers between contracts and international students; to provide coverage to those left uninsured while inland immigration sponsorship, humanitarian, and compassionate status applications are pending. Lastly, to provide OHIP coverage to those left uninsured due to being non-status while residing in Ontario.
Join us on June 28 to call for OHIP for ALL people living in Ontario.
If you aren't able to join us, please visit http://ohipforall.ca and sign the open letter to the Minister of Health and Longer Term Care, as well as the Premier of Ontario, at http://ohipforall.ca/open-letter-ohipforall/