While most people’s health care is delivered through provincial and territorial programs, the federal government is directly responsible for the health care of several groups of people.
When we advocate for better access to sexual and reproductive health services (including abortion services) for all people, it is important to make sure the federal government provides high quality and equal access to those services to those who access health care through the Non-Insured Health Benefit Program (for First Nations and Inuit people), the Interim Federal Health Program (for refugees arriving in Canada), Programs from Correctional Services of Canada (for federal inmates), National Defense Health Services (for Canadian military personnel), Public Safety and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (for RCMP members) and the Veterans Affairs (for veterans).
Here's what is covered to date:
Non-Insured Health Benefit Program (for First Nations and Inuit people)
In May 2017, it was announced that the Non-Insured Health Benefit Program was going to cover the costs for Mifegymiso for eligible First Nations and Inuit individuals.
Programs from Correctional Services of Canada (CSC)
Correctional Services of Canada will be listing Mifegymiso on the CSC National Formulary as of April 1, 2018 following a listing recommendation by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and the CSC National Pharmacy and Therapeutics (NP&T) Committee.
Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has added Mifegymiso to their Prescription drug coverage.
CANADIAN FORCES HEALTH SERVICES
As of March 2018, the National Defense and Canadian Armed Forces have added Mifegymiso to their Drug Benefits list for people covered by Canadian Forces Health Services.
Veterans Affairs Canada
Veterans Affairs Canada has not yet announced cost coverage and access to Mifegymiso for people covered by their program if the province or territory where a member resides does not have a coverage program in place.
THE ROYAL MOUNTAIN POLICE
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has not yet announced cost coverage and access to Mifegymiso for people covered by their program if the province or territory where a member resides does not have a coverage program in place.