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From: Bryan Carson <>
Subject: Medicine Again
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 10:27:39 -0800
Dunno how we got onto medical care but here is a true horror tale. A
couple from eastern Canada were on vacation in the States. They had
their provincial health coverage as well as other health care programs
through their jobs--one of which would cover them while out of the
country--that is it would take up the slack on anything not covered by
the provincial plan. Sounds good?
But. The woman was pregnant and gave birth prematurely while down south.
A seven month baby with complications. And, since the baby was a brand
new person, was not registered as a recipient under either medical care
system. They soon owed the American system hundreds of thousands of
dollars and decided it was cheaper to charter a plane to fly back to New
Brusnwick than to keep the meter running in the US.
I think the insurance company eventually kicked in some, but not all of