When a government is strongly committed to a policy it is usually very open and up front about it.
The Harper government has said, for quite a while, that most of those who come to Canada seeking refugee status do not deserve health care.
Current Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and his predecessor Jason Kenney have both characterized a large number of the often-desperate people who seek Canada’s protection under the 1951 Geneva Convention as 'bogus refugees.'
The Ministers make that claim despite the fact that a good many of those 'bogus' folks have ultimately been granted refugee status by the Immigration and Refugee Board.
Kenney radically cut back the federal refugee health program in 2012.