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|Subject: Re: End of the Health Care debate||Date: 6/8/2009 7:25 PM|
|Author: tecmo||Number: 19323 of 64950|
And in Canada, you pay a monthly fee, too, to the national health care system out of your paycheck, and if unemployed, out of your unemployment check...and if none, out of your pocket - otherwise, you don't get service. No tickee - no service - got to have that insurance card.
This is only partially true. Some provinces certainly have a monthly medical fee that you have to pay (British Columbia is one); I think for a single person its $35 and $70 for a family (per month). But; its income tested; meaning that low income people get it covered; and for most people the employer pays.
So yes you need to have a card to get service; and to get the card you need to be enrolled; but enrollment is not difficult (if you are a resident) or expensive.
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