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American?  Someone I know broke his hip while in Quebec City.  Surgery
was required immediately and it was a week before they could move him,
by ambulance, back to the US.  He had to pay for it out of pocket and
it was not inexpensive.

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Jeremy Malczyk<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A friend of mine recently had an experience where his partner fell and
> gashed his face open on the hike down the Chief in Squamish. Even with blood
> gushing from his face, he had to fork over something like 400 bucks on the
> spot.
>
> Tag wrote:
>
> The flip side and to Leighs point: The ski camps in Whistler make it very
> clear that as a foreigner you need insurance and that you most likely will
> need to pay before you receive insurance.
>
>
> On Mon, 17 Aug 2009 21:18:03 -0400, Leigh Daboll <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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> Things have really, really changed my friend.
>
> Leigh
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Morton" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 8:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] OT - HCR
>
>
>
>
> Maybe I'm misremembering my friend J******* J*****'s account
>
>
> I don't think you're misremembering at all. While there are health ID
> cards, I know as a fact that when I was 14 or so, I broke my arm,
> walked myself to the hospital and got it treated, without even so much
> as a parent. I certainly was not carrying my OHIP card.
>
> With that said, I don't think you could sign up for a non-emergency
> appointment without your health ID card.
>
> Eric
>
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