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<p> Jacques Boissinot The Canadian Press “The law must be applied by all health establishments in Quebec,” Minister Dubé’s office indicated to “Devoir.” </p>
<p>The Quebec Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, will send a directive to the network so that the children of migrants without status obtain medical coverage from the RAMQ as planned.</p>
<p>“The law must be applied by all health establishments in Quebec,” his office indicated to <i>Devoir</i> on Wednesday.</p>
<p>According to our information, several undocumented migrants continue to receive bills of tens of thousands of dollars for their children treated in the Quebec health network, with no possibility of reimbursement. “The facts reported are not acceptable,” said the minister in a written statement.</p>
<p>The legislative framework was however modified in 2021 so that all children, regardless of their place of birth, have access to health insurance coverage. In the morning, opposition groups in turn urged Quebec to respect its laws. “It makes me angry,” said Rosemont MP and spokesperson for Québec solidaire (QS) on health, Vincent Marissal, on Wednesday.</p>
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    The interim leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec, Marc Tanguay, calls on Mr. Dubé to “correct the situation quickly” . “I have, among other things, a county case to that effect, and it’s heartbreaking,” he said Wednesday.

    “Almost every week”

    At QS, we call these migrant children “RAMQ babies”. “We have them almost every week,” said Mr. Marissal. I have an attaché who does pretty much just that. We spend our time chasing the RAMQ, then, sometimes, the minister himself. »

    “There are moms who have much more severe postpartum depression because, when you have a $45,000 bill, you don't have a job , then you are perhaps even under threat of expulsion, of course, your life is hell,” he added.

    Christian Dubé assures that the law he made adopted in the last mandate had its effects. “There are nearly 34,000 children covered since the adoption of the law, or 15,000 who were already registered when it came into force, to which have been added 18,928 children since June 2021,” his office wrote. “This is major and we must continue the work with network partners. »

    Teilor Stone

    By Teilor Stone

    Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116