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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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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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