Medicare renewal pic rejected because girl was wearing head band

A Montreal man says he simply wants to warn others after a drugstore-shot ID picture for a medicare card was rejected because of something his daughter was wearing on her head.

Carlos Rodriguez and his young daughter went to the Cote des Neiges CLSC to renew the card.

"When we got there, the person had looked at the picture and automatically made a gesture, like, this isn't going to be accepted on the grounds that she was wearing some kind of religious head gear. She refused the picture because there's head band", Rodriguez told CTV News.

Rodriguez returned to the pharmacy where the picture was taken and his daughter had another picture taken without the head band.

Seems the head band is in line with new provincial guidelines.

Quebec’s health insurance authority reportedly said it could not comment on the individual case.


Photo credit: CTV Montreal

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  1. communist jym posted on 01/03/2014 11:45 PM
    aww the whiny rich white girl.. must be a private school kid right? pompous attitude..
    1. Grace posted on 01/06/2014 10:26 AM
      @communist jym I don't think it was the girl, so much as her father that complained.

      The part that gets me however is the 'this isn't going to be accepted on the grounds that she was wearing some kind of religious head gear. " It's a freaking hair band! This nonsense is really getting out of hand.
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