Canadian Snowbird Association

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The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is a Canadian, national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to defending and improving the rights of travelling Canadians.[1] The association found it roots in 1992, when the Canadian and provincial governments significantly reduced the amount of medical coverage for travelling Canadians; a right afforded by the portability section of the Canada Health Act.[2]


  1. ^ "About Us". Canadian Snowbird Association. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Canada Health Act Sec. 11(1)(b)(ii) "11. (1) In order to satisfy the criterion respecting portability, the health care insurance plan of a province..." "(b) must provide for and be administered and operated so as to provide for the payment of amounts for the cost of insured health services provided to insured persons while temporarily absent from the province on the basis that" "(ii)where the insured health services are provided out of Canada, payment is made on the basis of the amount that would have been paid by the province for similar services rendered in the province, with due regard, in the case of hospital services, to the size of the hospital, standards of service and other relevant factors;"

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