Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
July 16, 2013

Yukoners asked to provide feedback on insured health care options

WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon is reviewing the health care insurance laws to clarify the requirements for coverage while Yukoners are away from the territory.

“It is important that Yukoners have fair access to publicly funded health care,” Health and Social Services Minister Doug Graham said. “As Yukon’s health care costs continue to grow, it is essential that we spend our collective health care dollars wisely.”

Yukoners are invited to share their views on this important topic by filling out a short survey by August 30, either by mail or online. A copy of the survey is being mailed to all Yukon households and is available at www.hss.gov.yk.ca/hcinsurancesurvey.php.

An overview of how other jurisdictions deal with maintaining eligibility for publicly funded health care and a list of frequently asked questions are provided with the survey.

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Contact:

Matthew Grant
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
matthew.grant@gov.yk.ca
Nicole Goulah
Communications, Health & Social Services
867-456-6145
nicole.goulah@gov.yk.ca


News Release #13-181