Apologies to my incredibly gigantic public, but I haven't been posting much lately. This is due to sheer laziness and ennui. I confess that the endless peregrinations about Dion and May bore me to tears. I can't figure out what's so fascinating about it.
Speaking of peregrinations, here's something I found while aimlessly surfing the internets. A helpful guide from an American about studying in Canada. Here's the section on health care, to give you the warm fuzzies.
Study Abroad at a Canadian University: If you are a U.S. citizen, chances are your health insurance won’t cover you in Canada. Be grateful you will be going to a country with affordable healthcare. Actually getting on the plan requires a lot of waiting. Once you do, it usually takes three months for your coverage to begin, so make sure you apply as soon as you get to Canada. In B.C. a private company offers virtually the same coverage at the same price during this waiting period. Once you are insured in B.C. (healthcare differs from province to province), you can see any doctor you like and pay nothing.
But the important part is that our public insurance apparently seems to keep the price of private, parallel forms of insurance down in Canada. Which is not all that surprising, of course, but I didn't know that they tracked so closely. (Assuming what this person is saying is still true.)
Later today, if I feel like it, there might even be a Tuesday amusing word.