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Old 12-13-2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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Here's an overview for curious Americans:

After you arrive: Health care in Canada



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Old 12-13-2015, 03:33 PM   #2
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The article doesn't seem clear about the health care situation for visitors from U.S. to Canada. Since it said "After you arrive," I assumed it would be about that. Butinstead it talks about citizens and permanent residents.
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:40 PM   #3
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Website is for "new immigrants" to Canada, not visitors
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:17 PM   #4
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That website was to explain how Canadian residents are covered. (Since there seems to be some curiosity about that.)
As a visitor to Canada you are not covered. You need private insurance. There are numerous websites that will sell you visitors' insurance.
Once I was in a hospital ER (free for me) and an American lady came in to have her arm checked for a possible fracture. They charged her $650 which she had to pay up front.



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Old 12-13-2015, 05:02 PM   #5
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Buddy of mine had an infected toe-nail looked at in Phoenix. He had insurance, but the clinic sent the bill for a small Zip-lock bag of supplies to him instead of the insurance company. The bag contained the world's smallest tube of an ointment, a couple gauze pads and a couple band-aids. Bill for supplies was $250 US.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:22 AM   #6
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Welcome to the insane and secretive world of medical billing practices in the US!
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:30 AM   #7
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Worst medical care I ever received was in Canada, and I paid for it out-of-pocket. Until that day I thought the care I normally receive in the U.S. was awful. And compared to how it was 30 years ago here, it is. But my experience in Canada put it all in perspective for me and made me grateful for what I have.
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It's not fair to try to compare medical coverage by one unfortunate experience.

Our daughter, within months of working in Charleston SC was cut off riding her bike and ended up having two CT scans done at the hospital. Her work medical insurance only covered one of course and she could have come running home to Canada but stayed and fortunately did for she met her husband in the US and is now a happy resident with Army medical coverage.

On a trip to Canada last summer she had to pay twice (once for her daughter) just to be seen in a Canadian emergency room $500 each time. Fortunately her medical coverage paid her back.

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Old 12-14-2015, 09:58 AM   #9
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I was relating my experience. I didn't say it's the same for everyone. I know plenty of Canadians who like their medical care. And I know some who travel to the U.S. for their medical care because their care where they are is poor.

The point is that you have to be prepared to deal with just about anything when you travel.
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I am personally pleased to see this has been allowed to go this far.
Unfortunately, I have now commented....
(and I get censored and censured for less)!
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Old 12-14-2015, 04:44 PM   #11
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I think it's interesting. People in the US go to Canada for medical care. Canadians come to the US for medical care. And people in the US go to Mexico for medical care!

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I am personally pleased to see this has been allowed to go this far.
Unfortunately, I have now commented....
(and I get censored and censured for less)!
I'd like to comment about American Health coverage...but, i couldn't say what I wish because the present American Health Care is sooooo political!

However, to be fair, I still have have wonderful health insurance coverage, being on Medicare and Federal Blue Cross. In the pastfew years as my misspent youth catches up with me, my old body has required several operations...none costing less than 75 to 90 thousands per operation.

And I have yet to spent a single dollar! Well, I guess the almost 20% of my total income per year that goes for Insurance Payments is spending a bit!

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