International students in MB frustrated with delays in restoration of health-care coverage


International postsecondary students in Manitoba recently spoke to the Winnipeg Free Press to express their frustration with the provincial government for not upholding its promise to restore health-care coverage for international students. International students have been required to purchase private health insurance while studying in MB after public health-care coverage for international students was cut in 2018. “To a student who’s struggling, especially when they have to pay three times the (resident) tuition cost, it’s a lot of money,” said UManitoba student Ivan Nunez-Gamez, who described the current system as a “two-tiered” system that is “perpetuating [the] systemic inequality that many claim to be against.”

Winnipeg Free Press