The scheme offers two premium assistance programs to the Lower-income individuals/families. The schemes are Premium Subsidy program and Waiver of Premiums program. The eligible lower income Albertans may apply for such premium assistance programs. All residents of Alberta are eligible to apply this program. However the following are not eligible: 1. The who person who has not lived in Alberta for 12 consecutive months. 2. The person who is exempt from paying income tax for religious, charitable or communal reasons. 3. A student from outside Canada but who temporarily live in Canada. 4.
A senior person who is more than 65 years age (because these citizens are eligible to apply for premium subsidy. 5. A person who is on holidays in Canada and not working by choice. The province offers all health care benefits, which are mentioned under the Canada Health Act for which Regional Health Authorities and provincial board will govern. The Regional Health Authorities will provide Acute care, community rehabilitation services, emergency health services, Health link, Home care and other community based services, preferred accommodation and non standard goods or services, long term care and public health services.
4) HEALTH CARE SYSTEM NWT (TERRITORY) Under the Canada Health Act, the NWT provides health services to the residents of territories (NWT). The services include medical and physician services for the persons those who are not in a position to pay. All permanent residents in NWT are eligible for coverage. Here permanent resident means are legally entitled to remain in Canada for at least six month of the year. But tourists are not covered. Resident means who receives mail, keeps personally property and spends major in time in the area.
The persons such as tourists, temporary workers are not eligible for the scheme. In order to become register for this scheme, the eligible persons should apply through registration from. After completion of registration process with NWT health care plan, they will be given a Health Care Card with unique lifetime identifier, which is called personal health number. To receive health care benefits, the card must be with the beneficiaries, however it can be checked with the health care providers, if they have not brought.
The following services covered under this health care plan 1. Nursing services when provided by the hospital 1. Laboratory, x-ray and diagnostic procedures, and interpretation. 2. Drugs prescribed by a physician and administered in the hospital 3. Use of the operating room, case room and anesthetic facilities required for diagnosis and treatment, including necessary equipment and supplies 4. Radiotherapy treatment occupational therapy and physiotherapy 5. Detoxification services in an approved health facility 6. Accommodation and meals at the standard ward care.