User Profile: saranda

saranda

Member Since: August 31, 2010

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  • [2] November 21, 2014 at 10:05pm

    Jackpatriot. Truer words have never appeared on this webpage. Sadly they will fall on deaf ears.

  • [4] November 21, 2014 at 8:33pm

    So a repub controlled house found no wrong doing. What are gb and the others who have called for heads to roll for years going to do now? I am sure they can find some other manufactured “crisis” to throw around without facts. So much for gb bringing the country together. He invested a lot of air time on what has proven to be non issue and created a lot of bad feelings for nothing.

  • November 19, 2014 at 4:29pm

    Sorry takeithome, I am a canuck and happy to be so. However, after looking for confirmation, it turns out I was wrong. Guess I was relying on hearsay instead of looking for it myself. Americans seeking medical services in Canada would have to either have valid travel insurance (few us plans would cover for outside the us) or pay for the services themselves. The good news is that Canadian costs are hugely lower than in the US and so running a bill that would break you would be unlikely
    So you were not falsely charged for your sons $155 medical service. Wonder what that same service would have cost for a Canadian in the US.???

  • November 19, 2014 at 4:26pm

    after looking for confirmation, it turns out I was wrong. Guess I was relying on hearsay instead of looking for it myself. Americans seeking medical services in Canada would have to either have valid travel insurance (few us plans would cover for outside the us) or pay for the services themselves. The good news is that Canadian costs are hugely lower than in the US and so running a bill that would break you would be unlikely.

  • November 19, 2014 at 3:45pm

    or anywhere else in the world. Baby at six WEEKS would be the size of a lentil. Not viable outside the womb no matter how much you spend on medical care.

  • [1] November 19, 2014 at 3:32pm

    I am saying that the Canadian system would reimburse her for the costs associated with the procedures up to the amount that the procedures would have cost in the province of her residence. You take out proper insurance, and understand what you are buying, to vacation in any country let alone one with such high health care costs.
    BTW I have had friends who were living in the states who have moved back to take advantage of the Canadian system and avoid the ridiculously high medical costs. For its failings that this board and others love to point out, I would take Canada’s system over the US in a blink. I can pay for services if I feel the need to expedite treatment but I am not forced to pay for everything.

  • [1] November 19, 2014 at 12:56pm

    Canadian Healthcare does not end when you travel. It pays for unexpected medical services provided the services are medically required, rendered by a licensed physician and at the rate the procedures would cost in the province in which the person is resident. We purchase additional insurance due to the high cost in the us and to low for safe transport home when appropriate. Most of us think that is reasonable.

  • November 19, 2014 at 12:45pm

    Wrong. In Canada the services would have been provided at the cost of the provincial Healthcare system.

  • November 19, 2014 at 12:42pm

    Game nene – Canadians., like anyone else in the world, need to ensure they understand the Healthcare as they purchase fro. American Co. Panics we they travel to avoid the ridiculously high medical costs in the US.

  • November 19, 2014 at 10:51am

    go back and read the article yourself, this is not on the Canadian healthcare system but rather on an American travel insurer, Bluecross.,

  • [1] November 19, 2014 at 10:49am

    Actually Canadian healthcare will pay for “prompt American healthcare”. The problem is the costs attributed to any healthcare provided in the US is much more than the cost for identical services in Canada. The problem here is Bluecross, an American insurance provider, or at least their understanding of what Bluecross would cover. BTW, or a cat scan I can go to a private facility if the need is for next day service. Did you know that in Alberta there are not even premiums for healthcare.

  • [1] November 19, 2014 at 10:43am

    Canadian healthcare system is intended for use within Canada or to cover the equivalent cost when out of country. Since the US medical system is such a high cost system, most Canadians use private healthcare such as Bluecross to cover the extra costs involved when travelling. the fact that the difference is almost one million dollars is kind of obscene.

  • November 19, 2014 at 10:40am

    Inversely, if she had been an American on vacation in Canada there would be no bill as the services would have been provided by the provincial healthcare.

  • [4] November 19, 2014 at 10:36am

    Nefario – have you never heard of reading the article?

  • [3] November 19, 2014 at 10:10am

    In Canada healthcare is intended for use within Canada and applies in all provinces except Quebec because they like to complicate things for themselves and other Canadians. Someone from Alberta can walk into a hospital or clinic in Newfoundland and receive “free” care under the provincial plans but cannot travel to the US or elsewhere and expect full coverage as the local costs might be higher, as they indeed are in the US. Trying to cover travel insurance would surely break the system. When travelling most Canadians purchase travel insurance from private companies like Bluecross.

  • [9] November 19, 2014 at 10:06am

    This is not the Canadian insurance that is failing them. It is Bluecross insurance which is one of a few private insurers for things like travel insurance. Canadian healthcare is not intended for full coverage while travelling especially in a high cost country like the US. The amount in dispute here is the amount over and above what the provincial health care would cover as it is over the cost for similar services in the Canadian province. The question here has nothing to do with the Canadian healthcare system and everything to do with the private coverage offered by Bluecross to cover the high costs of receiving medical care in the US. How it can cost almost a million more for similar services is something for Americans to consider.

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  • [1] November 18, 2014 at 6:34pm

    rvick you need to do a little more research on your own as to what exists and what people like Ted Cruz are trying to do to benefit Comcast etal. Come back once you understand.

  • [-2] November 18, 2014 at 6:24pm

    WT heck? What does one have to do with the other gb? Is the president supposed to worry about how many in the media are available when he has something to say or do? Sounds a little like your days of being a healer and bringing the country together might be over….that is if they ever started.

  • November 18, 2014 at 6:20pm

    An admin or church trying to take down a prof?

  • [2] November 18, 2014 at 6:18pm

    Moroni took them back.

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