Provincial Health Plan

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 must be 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 must be...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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