I wonder if we can do that. Clearly, any doctor or hospital in Canada
will help someone in an emergency. Not sure about going to another
province for “routine” stuff. Health Care is a provincial responsibility,
with each region setting its own rules. About 40 years ago, my wife had to
see a doctor in Ontario for something minor. The doctor did it for free
because he said OHIP wouldn’t cover people from outside Ontario. He could
likely have charged $20-$30 for an office visit.
I have since heard that nowadays, MSI will pay the Nova Scotia rate.
So if a doctor in Ontario gets $60 for checking you out and a Nova Scotia
doctor gets $40, MSI will give them the $40, and you have to pay the $20
difference. I don’t know if that’s right.
Either way, it’s now PM, and the weather hasn’t picked up yet, so we
have to assume LB was successfully X-rayed.