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Two-tier health? No thanks, says NDP critic Wasylycia-Leis

According to the consumer advocacy group, Families USA, roughly two million Americans were cut off from health insurance last year because of job layoffs. They join the more than 40 million Americans without any health insurance and the many additional millions who are considered "under-insured." These staggering numbers are expected to swell even more as employers answer annual premium increases of sometimes more than 20 per cent by hiking employees' share of premium costs, reducing benefits or by carving families out of coverage. Many employers don't pay even a dime of health insurance.

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Two-tier health? No thanks, says NDP critic Wasylycia-Leis

According to the consumer advocacy group, Families USA, roughly two million Americans were cut off from health insurance last year because of job layoffs. They join the more than 40 million Americans without any health insurance and the many additional millions who are considered "under-insured." These staggering numbers are expected to swell even more as employers answer annual premium increases of sometimes more than 20 per cent by hiking employees' share of premium costs, reducing benefits or by carving families out of coverage. Many employers don't pay even a dime of health insurance.

  

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
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The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
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Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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