Calls for change arise after $500K medical expense bill for deceased international student sent to family

The Manitoba Liberal party is expressing concern and calling for change for international student health insurance after the family of Tevin Obiga, who was originally from Kenya, was sent a medical expenses bill of over $500K after he passed away. Obiga passed away in early March after being hospitalized since mid-January. “The Blue Cross insurance that students are entitled to as part of their tuition doesn’t cover so much, and it’s not anything to take care of this kind of bill,” University of Winnipeg economics lecturer Uche Nwankwo told CBC. Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont has requested that the MB government undo the changes made to the Health Services Insurances Act and reinstate a program that had previously helped international students pay for their health care. CBC| | CBC | CBC