Originally Posted by AirBoyzT
All jokes aside, will Canadian healthcare cover you if you are cruising anywhere and everywhere?
I'm Canadian, living in Ontario
, I once broke an arm is Quebec
and they would not accept an Ontario
health card. In fact they would not treat me at all unless I paid cash in advance.
A few other tidbits............
In Ontario, you will pay nothing for anything you undergo in a hospital... a pretty good deal.
Outside of the hospital is another story. My wife spent six weeks on life support two years ago and it did not cost us a cent. Since she has been out of hospital we have spent 200k on physiotherapy, aquatherapy, reflexology, massage and the biggie - drugs. In the last two years we have also paid for four emergency
ambulance trips. In three years she will turn 65 and then all drugs will be paid for. By that time (at 10k per month) we will be penniless.
I have two friends who lost
everything (homes, businesses) caring for their severely autistic kids
When OHIP cards were introduced in Ontario we had a population of 11 million. The bastards produced 18 million cards. I was once offered one for 1k on the street in Buffalo, NY.
Political refugees in Canada
get 100% coverage the day they arrive, including all the stuff that is not covered for citizens such as full dental, drugs, eyeglasses.
According to a newspaper article just a few weeks ago there are 4,000 Americans claiming refugee status in Ontario. The maximum Old age security
and old age pension combined in Ontario is $1,600 per month. Political refugees get $2,600 a month and it averages five years to resolve their claims.
The grass is greener somewhere I'm sure.