Hundreds protest Ontario Tory Cut to Health Coverage

Hundreds gathered in front of the Ontario Legislature on March 30 to protest the decision of the Ontario Conservative government to cut healthcare coverage for people without health insurance. Doctors, nurses, massage therapists and undocumented health care users and providers addressed the crowd, predicting that the cruel, penny-pinching decision will lead to immense suffering and possibly death for migrants and others who are not registered with OHIP. Several speakers said that the cut will burden our already strained healthcare system, as people delay seeking care until they are very sick. The extended coverage program was instituted at the outset of the COVID crisis in 2020. It ends, by decision of the Doug Ford regime, on April 1, 2023.

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Thanks to Julius A. for the attached photos.