New BC Service Cards available in Golden on Feb. 15

Why? The reasons given for this new intrusion of our privacy is ridiculous!

Dear Editor,

Why? The reasons given for this new intrusion of our privacy is ridiculous! An extra almost 5 million BC Care cards issued? How many of those cards are paid up to date? Do they not keep track? When an ‘under 30’ someone asks for an alcoholic beverage costing $4 – 15 they are required to show 2 pieces of identification. And someone requesting expensive diagnostic or other medical services only needs to show the single care card? That’s ludicrous!

Will we be offered a free health services card if we DO NOT want our driver’s license tied to it, like non drivers?

Where is our CHOICE?

I think we have much bigger problems if this is the only option they can come up with to ensure non-residents do not receive any free medical attention on the public dime. Yes – they SAY there will be no access from one department to the other. Haven’t seen any news about leaked or dumped info? Our info is already being leaked – we don’t need to make it even easier!

Yes I am concerned about privacy – we have very little left.


Susan Davidson

Golden BC


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