I spoke to a medicare rep today(linda). I was calling to ask her what a reasonable wait time is. I did this due to the fact that ontario and bc peole are being approved for out of country surgury. I think this is the best bet simply because of wait time. Even if approved here ..your looking at 5 years. crazyness. You could be on the table and done in 4 weeks in mexico. I know people will be like mexico are ya crazy ?? do some looking. i found a couple of people through here that went and they are very happy. all kinds of testimonials for Dr. Joya in PV mexico. Google his name and you will find him. also, i have been chatting on MSN with Laura.... she went to Dr. Joya and had such good luck she is now dating one of the doctors that handles recovery and has moved to mexico to be with him. She has a website you can check out too.
i have been refered to Dr mcgibbon here in fredericton but that is a 3 year wait for her just to be refeered to Dr b in moncton. imagine. i called dr mcgiboon's receptionist marjorie and she is very helpful. i told her about my intention to apply for out of country and she submitted a letter requesting info from the medical consultant for medicare who mailed a letter back to her stating this: per existing legislation medicare may only consider coverage if they are not available anywhere in canada.
ok, so we know they are available here BUT with an 8 year wait in total?? Please! that does not mean available to me. That is why i called medicare today and asked what is considered an unreasonable wait time. she said to have my GP submit a letter on my behalf to this medical consultant for medicare ( Dr. Zeljko Bolesnikov) and ask for out of country service
He is the guy to say yes or no. I do know that other provinces are sending patients abroad due to wait times, so we should be doing the same.
I thin this is the longest letter i have written