Yukon's medical travel subsidy still nowhere near enough, critics say


The Yukon government is being urged to review its medical travel subsidy, which critics say doesn’t come close to covering the costs of travelling for care.

“Every other month, I’m out a significant amount of money for, you know, for missing work and from having expenses that I cannot afford,” said Amy Labonski, who brings her son to a cystic fibrosis clinic in Vancouver for care, about six times per year.

“Then you’re forced to look at, OK, is the care that I’m going for more important than being able to pay my rent? Or more important than being able to buy groceries?” 

Labonski and her son are typically away from home for three

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