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Postby Tammy c » Sat 26 Aug 2006 21:34 GMT

if my husband is working and paying tax does that cover him and my son for there inhalers, does it cover the hole family,or do we need to get extra cover, we are hoping to move to Ontatio, or will it get better or worse with the weather, is it warm in the summer and cold in winter,hope its not wet, becouse we have lots of WET hear, thanks
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Postby The Supreme Canu » Sat 26 Aug 2006 21:45 GMT

I'm afraid that OHIP does not cover prescription medications. You'll need supplemental insurance for that. Also, for OHIP to apply in any way, you need to reside in the province and be present in it for 153 days a year, or there's a waiting period before coverage resumes.
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Postby Michael44 » Sun 27 Aug 2006 03:20 GMT

Most employers have Drug plans which would cover things like Inhalers, you need to check?
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Postby Graeme » Mon 28 Aug 2006 02:19 GMT

Hi Tammy, if you purchase the generic medications they are not too expensive ie for ventolin, apo salbutamol is the same thing at less than half the cost. The biggest cost of some medications here is the dispensing fee which can range from a simple $5.00 up to $10 at some of the smaller pharmacies. Once oyu husband is working most big companies do provide a third party payer scheme for drugs such as Blue Cross, Blue Shield etc they have a waiting period of three months before you can use them usually.
One other problem you may have is that Ontario does not have the best air quality they have high pllen and polutant counts with the pm3 count being very high in Toronto and surrounding areas (very smoggy) which can exaccerbate asthma.
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Postby The Supreme Canu » Sat 2 Sep 2006 21:13 GMT

Tammy:

It seems that I missed your question about the weather entirely. If you'll go to this webpage and scroll down, you can enter a city to check weater data for. Do that, then select one of the weather stations that are listed. Click on its drop-down menu and select "almenac." Click "go." You should get the average weather conditions for that weather station.

Hope this helps.

Edit: It seems that this will gove you the data for a specific day of the year. So you'll probably want to check at least one day per month to get a good idea.
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