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post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 07:59 PM
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Did you pay for the travel or your lift tickets on a credit card? If you did some canadian CC's have insurance options included with them.

Also you can try getting in touch with the Canadian health care system. When i got hurt in the states last year my travel insurance went after OHIP to pay part of the bill so maybe you can to as a citizen.

Explore all your options and if you come up empty on the insurance you can negotiate with the hospital on how much you'll have to pay.


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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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Canada usually pays what it would cost in canada. Might be a couple hundred can't hurt to try to claim it though
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I will start off by saying, I am so glad that you are ok. I wish you a very speedy recovery.

I can tell you one thing, DONT FUCK WITH AMERICANS. Your going to have to pay the bill, or probably never be let across the border. People who get busted here in Canada for 1 single joint can NEVER go to America again. They take dope and debt seriously. So just don't fuck with them. Give them all your money, fingerprints and an iris scan while your at it. I am serious.

Secondly, the cost of an ambulance, airlift and even walking into the hospital is going to scare you. I am guessing anywhere from $5000 minimum up to $10,000.00

So you may want to forgo future lift passes and start saving.

It sucks, but your alive. If your over 18 years of age and didn't buy insurance, I am kind of dumbfounded. I agree to check all your credit cards. Many have insurance built in. Check with your parents and see if they have a policy- perhaps they bought an annual policy if you have travelled abroad recently. I dont' think Canada is going to do anything for you, but be sure to let everybody know the outcome because this isn't the first case and won't be the last.

Sorry about your luck bro.
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thanks everyone for the tips.

this is my 6th time going this winter. its the 1st time i didnt buy insurance. i told myself that im fine. i didnt get hurt all the other times...why get insurance this time. NOOOOOOO. i hate myself.

i feel really good now. just some small head aches here and there. my shoulder kind of hurts. but i think ill be fine

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oh and no i didnt pay a credit card for anything. just cash.

im going to add travel insurance to my car insurance for 19$ a year.

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when is it good for me to get back on the hills. im supposed to go this sunday.

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when is it good for me to get back on the hills. im supposed to go this sunday.
Only a doc can answer that for sure... I tend to head back to the hills right away after an injury, even if I'm still in pain. Probably not the smartest move. A concussion/swollen brain isn't something to fuck around with! I'd follow the advice of a professional in that respect!
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yea you`re right. but i love snowboarding.

my buddy told me i was trying to get way ahead of him. my iphone app showed me that i was going 56km/h. then i did my trick and went head 1st because i caught an edge off the jump or something.

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If you love snowboarding, don't go snowboarding until you're at least somewhat safe to be riding.

No one here can tell you when you're good to go riding except a doctor who knows all the details of your concussion/injury. Don't screw around with head injuries.

Your long term ability to snowboard is more important than 1 snowboard trip. Get checked out and cleared before going snowboarding.

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I am originally from Hamilton and our concussed buddy reminds me of all my friends there. Those blue collar Hamiltonians are fucking tough.
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