Sorry, we only cover six broken bones

Last modified on July 21st, 2007

This morning I went downstairs and checked the mail, and was surprised to see a bill from the ministry of health. It would seem that the government wants me to pay for the ambulance that took me to the hospital the night I ended up with multiple lacerations to my head and face, and five broken bone segments in my face. While I’m obviously appreciative for our medical system, considering I have had two surgeries now that I haven’t had to pay for, given that our health care system is supposed to be covered, I’m pretty surprised that I have to pay this at all.

5 responses to “Sorry, we only cover six broken bones”

  1. Hesty says:

    What if you don’t pay? What will they do to you? Force you to walk for the next emergency or ask you to volunteer driving the ambulance? 😀

  2. Rebecca says:

    @Hesty – I smell a reality series!

  3. Dori says:

    Dude, call Michael Moore! This is complete crap!

  4. Amber says:

    I’ve had the pleasure of fighting a few of those bills. Turns out the Ministry of Health isn’t big on communication within the Ministry. The last time I got one of those bills a quick phonecall got this response…”Oh You weren’t supposed to get that bill, your MSP covers that!”
    You might want to look into it before you pay, maybe you weren’t supposed to get that bill either.

  5. gusgreeper says:

    same thing happened to me but it was when i got hurt in the Cook Islands…everything was covered by my insurance cept for the 150 canadian dollar ambulance ride. didn’t make sense to me either, this was a long time ago im pretty sure i just paid it.

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