I heard their medical insurance up there is more comprehensive and alot cheaper!
Hello truther97352. Hope everything is ok. Canadian medical insurance is in reality given out by each province, I would have to purchase a private insurance which would last for a three month period of time. After that, meaning, I would then have to take up residency, live thier so called permanetly(which is six months). Also, you would need to have a sponser, a husband or wife to do just that. The medical insurance that you buy for youyrself is similiar what a tourist would take out for themselves on a visit. On top of that, buying this insurance also prohibits me from a pre-existing condtion that they the insurance company considers chronic. And that opens up for them, the key to the car. Also, again depending on the province, if you live in a certain part of any particular province, the governement will tell you when, where to go for medical care. There are waiting lists for many medical condtions. What say a province will and does do, they will send you, to the States, pay for your treatment, if, big if, they decide your condition warrents that you cannot be helped in Canada, you know, reasonable length of time, what the illness is, if its chronic and so on. Its all put together in a way so that not just anybody can come to Canada, and use the system. Otherwise the floodgates would be open, every one would want to visit Canada. The difference in the two systems is that one is socialistic, governement controlled, whereas here, in America, healthcare is run and it is as a business. Pros and cons. Ha! Wish you well, don't know if it helped at all.
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