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Should Medical Marijuana Be Covered Under Private Health Insurance Plans?

Marijuana legalization has been a major political talking point in Canada recently. But, what many people don’t know is that marijuana use for medical purposes has been legal in Canada ever since 2000, when a landmark court ruling struck down the prohibition of medical marijuana. The use of marijuana, also known as cannabis, as a medicinal drug dates back centuries in many cultures. More recent studies have shown that marijuana can provide medical therapy for a myriad of diseases, ...
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What Your Territorial Health Plan Covers: Nunavut

Nunavut is the newest territory in Canada and it too has a territorial health insurance plan. The plan is called The Nunavut Healthcare Plan and is available to all residents of Nunavut. What Does the Nunavut Healthcare Plan Cover? Physician's diagnosis and treatment of medical illnesses or injury Surgery including surgical assistance and anesthetic services where required Obstetrical care, which includes pre- and post-natal care Eye exams and surgery performed by an ...
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What Your Territorial Health Plan Covers: Yukon

The provincial health plan in the Yukon is called the Yukon Healthcare Insurance Plan, and it is available to all permanent residents of the Yukon Territory. What the Yukon Healthcare Insurance Plan Covers All physician services required by a doctor, including pregnancy Medical and surgical supplies and equipment Dentures and rebases every five years Hearing aids Dental surgical procedures that are performed in hospital Standard accommodation and meals in ...
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What Your Provincial Health Plan Covers: Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan was the first province in Canada to introduce government-funded healthcare in 1946. It's the main reason Tommy Douglas, their premiere at the time, was named "The Greatest Canadian" by CBC.Their health plan is called Saskatchewan Health, and all permanent residents of the province are eligible. What Does Saskatchewan Health Cover? All inpatient and outpatient services provided by a physician Occupational therapy and physiotherapy Mammography screening for ...
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What Your Provincial Health Plan Covers: Prince Edward Island

The provincial health insurance plan in Prince Edward Island is known as Health PEI and it covers a variety of health services for PEI residents. What Does Health PEI Cover? Most services administered by a physician in a hospital, doctor's office or patient's home. Medically necessary services Obstetrical services, including newborn, pre- and post-natal care Medically required oral surgery that is performed by a physician in a hospital Male and female ...
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What Your Provincial Health Plan Covers: Ontario

OHIP covers emergency services outside of Ontario on a limited basis. Ontario's Health Insurance Plan is known colloquially as OHIP. In order to be eligible, you mustbe a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or among one of the newcomer-to-Canada groups who are eligible for OHIP as set out in Ontario’s Health Insurance Act. Plus, you mustbe physically present in Ontario for 153 days in any 12-month period andbe physically present in Ontario for at least 153 ...
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What Your Provincial Health Plan Covers: Nova Scotia

Residents of Nova Scotia are covered by the Medical Services Insurance Program (MSI), which makes them eligible for medically required health services, such as medical, dental, hospital, and optometrist services. The optometrist services are limited, however. If you are a visitor to Nova Scotia from outside the country, you will only receive coverage for rudimentary emergency services, so you should definitely consider travel insurance if you are planning a vacation there. (more…)
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What Your Territorial Health Plan Covers: The Northwest Territories

Drugs aren't usually covered in the Northwest Territories. The Northwest Territories provides its residents with federal health benefits through the Northwest Territories Healthcare Plan. The following is an examination of what the plan actually covers when it comes right down to it. What is Covered Diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, including surgery Eye exams and procedures done by an ophthalmologist Obstetrics, including pre- and post-natal care ...
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What Your Provincial Health Plan Covers: Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador provides coverage for nursing care. Newfoundland and Labrador provides its citizens with a health care plan called the Medical Care Plan. Below is a point-by-point breakdown of what the plan actually covers. What is Covered Hospital and doctor visits Surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures that include full pre-operation and post-operation care, along with the full maternity care process Some surgical dental procedures that are deemed ...
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What Your Provincial Health Plan Covers: New Brunswick

To receive New Brunswick's health plan, Medicare, you must be a permanent resident of the province and not a student, tourist, or visitor. What is Covered? Most procedures preformed by a doctor in a doctor's office or hospital A limited amount of dental procedures that are medically needed and preformed in a hospital; however, extractions and dental work performed in a hospital are not covered, but the anesthesia may be covered (more…)
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