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Moving to Canada? Everything you need to know about Canada’s health care system

Published on May 26th, 2023 at 06:30am EDT Canada is an exciting country known for its multicultural society, breath-taking landscapes, and publicly-funded health care. That said, moving to Canada can come with its fair share of challenges, such as navigating the country’s health care system, which can be daunting for many newcomers. To help you get to grips with how the system works, including how to apply for a health card and access urgent care, here’s the essential information you need: Unpacking Canada’s free health care system As a permanent resident or landed immigrant, you can apply to access publicly-funded…

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Wuhan, China: Elderly residents protest health insurance cuts

Hong Kong CNN — A protest broke out in central China’s Wuhan on Wednesday as elderly residents showed their discontent with a local government reform to public health insurance that came into effect earlier this month. Photos and videos of the demonstration in Wuhan circulating on social media and seen by CNN show a large crowd of elderly people gathering in front of a city center park to express dissatisfaction with a cut in their medical benefits. In some footage, the crowd can be heard singing the unofficial protest anthem “The Internationale.” Police and government officials have yet to comment…