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post #11 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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im guessing i fell because the terrain was sooooo different from last time. it snowed so much the day before, so the park had all this snow to work with. it was just huge squalls and im not used to that.

i owe the american health system a nice chunk for using their ambulance. my friend told me i had travel insurance so they called a chopper to transport me to the hospital. i heard that and im like, NOOOO NOOO I DONT HAVE INSURANCE.

so i owe just under 2000$ for the treatment i got in the ambulance. awesome

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im guessing i fell because the terrain was sooooo different from last time. it snowed so much the day before, so the park had all this snow to work with. it was just huge squalls and im not used to that.

i owe the american health system a nice chunk for using their ambulance. my friend told me i had travel insurance so they called a chopper to transport me to the hospital. i heard that and im like, NOOOO NOOO I DONT HAVE INSURANCE.

so i owe just under 2000$ for the treatment i got in the ambulance. awesome
You don't live here, why should you pay it? Most americans stick me with their hospital bills you might as well too!
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do i have to pay it, since im a canadian citizen? im going to see if my government will pay it. im a student, i cant afford that lol.

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do i have to pay it, since im a canadian citizen? im going to see if my government will pay it. im a student, i cant afford that lol.
I doubt your government will pay it - I was just teasing you because there are so many people that don't have insurance in the US and half of the homeless people use ambulances like taxis.

edit: I should take that back - I have no idea how the canadian government or insurance works - maybe that is an option for you.
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im going to research what will happen if i dont pay. i dont mind paying at all, they basically saved my life. i just cant pay anytime soon

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ive hit my head enough times riding that i never ride without a helmet anymore, as much as i hate wearing one (claustrophobic) ..

glad the OP is okay for the most part..live and learn. all it takes is one fall the wrong way..


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AAA travel insurance is like 200 bucks for a full year of multi trip emergency care
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Probably a good idea to pay it and not make the same mistake again! It's $15 or so to purchase up to 60 days of travel insurance into the states.

Another option is if you pay for a trip through a travel agent, and you buy it with your credit card, your card may include insurance.

Even province to province there are different rules. My GF had an ambulance called for her at Lake Louise the other day (she never requested it) and we got a $150 bill in the mail. Called my benefits and they said if we were in BC it might not have been 100% covered because we would have been "travelling"

Get well soon! I had a tough time formulating sentences for a few weeks after a head injury while snowboarding, just take it easy and rest up!
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I am not sure how it works, but I am pretty sure they find way to make sure that bill haunts you in your country. Being the Canada and 'Merica aren't all that different and are cozy with each other. With Medical bills you can usually set up a payment plan. Hell, if you just pay $10 or $5 a month, that will probably keep all action at bay.

With any luck you may get some money to cover it. I do know that Sarah Burke's accident that killed her was not covered by Canadian insurance. She had a huge bill that was paid for and then some by donations from all over the world.
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im going to research what will happen if i dont pay. i dont mind paying at all, they basically saved my life. i just cant pay anytime soon
You should be able to contact the hospital in which the ambulance was connected to and set up a payment schedule. I think you can pay as little as $25 to $50 bucks every month interest free.
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