OHIP out-of-country

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OHIP out-of-country

Postby Bobbi » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:09 am

Hello fellow Ontario MSers ... Has any one tried to get OHIP coverage for out-of-country procedure, with success or without success? I would like to try but want to know if it has worked. Please advise me ... thanks.
Here's the OHIP Out of Country Services website: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/p ... roval.aspx
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Postby Blaze » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:31 am

I haven't tried (Yet!), but I think the answer will likely be No because they consider the procedure experimental.

However, check out the article in the link below about a family who were reimbursed through a court challenge for their son's brain surgery after docs here said it was "too risky." His situation is different from ours, but it still may have some relevance.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nat ... le1561385/

You probably know about Angioplasty for All. They are launching a Charter Challenge in Ontario. When they win (They're quite confident they will!), they will immediately follow up in all other provinces.

Angioplasty for All has raised about $11,000 to date. Their website (http://www.angioplastrryforall.com/ has info about how to donate. Their goal is to have treatment available right here at home--which is what I think most of us prefer.
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Postby Bobbi » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:59 pm

Thanks Blaze for your comments. I think I will try to send it in so that it is documented. I expect that they will say no, but I am going to try. I can't wait until Canada completes their trials. I do know about AFA and am a member. I think it is exciting that they are going forward this month with litigation. Tim Donavon is having his treatment today/tomorrow! Cheers
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