Health Savings Account Plan Reviews Question & Answers
if Mccain is elected, and his healthcare plan is enacted…?
will union members loose their healthcare benefits? what about police officers, or nurses? will senators loose their benefits and be forced to pay for health insurance too?
Sarah Fields answers:
I don’t know the specifics, but I know unions negotiate their benefits with the employers, so I don’t see how the governement would affect that.
OK i just reviewed the healthcare portion of his website, and found the following, which basically means what I said is correct:
While still having the option of employer-based coverage, every family will also have the option of receiving a direct refundable tax credit – effectively cash – of $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families to offset the cost of insurance. Families will be able to choose the insurance provider that suits them best and the money would be sent directly to the insurance provider. Those obtaining innovative insurance that costs less than the credit can deposit the remainder in expanded Health Savings Accounts.
What is the REP party offering on health care?
Sarah Fields answers:
Absolutely nothing useful.
From the GOP proposed bill directly from the GOP site
I want to marry a girl in Canada!?
I’m an Australian citizen living in Australia, and I want to travel to Canada to marry a girl I’ve fallen in love with. The plan is to buy a 1 way ticket to Canada, get married and then live there with her…
However, I’ve heard that I will be refused entry to the country if I give this reason as to why I want to enter the country. Is this correct?
If this is true, what process will I have to go through to be able to travel there and marry her?
Hope you can help me!
Sarah Fields answers:
Australian citizens are free to visit Canada for up to 180 days without a visa. You may not attend school, work, or look for work in Canada as a tourist. You may also not obtain a driver’s license, get a social insurance number, apply for health insurance, enrol children in school, open a bank account, etc.
All entry into Canada is at the discretion of Canadian Border Services. If they suspect that you to not intend to leave, can’t support yourself, that you intend to work illegally, etc. They will start asking for proof of ties to Australia (i.e. Employment, school, dependant family, etc.), proof of finances, travel medical insurance, etc. Or they’ll just deny you entry. Not having a return ticket plane ticket is normally considered a good sign that someone doesn’t intent to leave.
Marrying a Canadian does not give you any right to stay. If you are married, your spouse would need to sponsor you for permanent residency. This process will take about 10 months (on average) from the time you are applying – based on the backlog in Australia. She will need a steady job history, residence, and at least $13,000 in savings. CIC will set a final amount depending upon her living situation, city, your employability, etc. You will need to go through medical and background checks. You will need proof of your marriage and may be required to attend interviews. Because of the length of time it takes to process applications, you will have long since had to return to Australia.
In addition, laying around for six months in Canada unemployed doesn’t help your application nor your financial situation. And being in the country illegally while making a permanent residency application is just inviting CIC to reject the application.
There is nothing wrong will telling a Border Service agent that you intend to get married in Canada. Lots of people get married in Canada. However, they know full well how long a permanent residency application takes and if you don’t have a return plane ticket or even hint at trying to stay… They will know you plan on breaking the law.
By all means come to Canada and get married. Marriage licenses are issued by the individual provinces and are normally around $60-$80. Have as large a wedding as you can afford — keeping in mind you require a lot of money to sponsor someone for permanent residence. If you are rich, you can consider applying for university, trade school, etc. And obtaining a study permit. Otherwise… Plan on returning to Australia and working in order to help your spouse save up money. Get your permanent residency application in as soon after you are married as possible and consider hiring an immigration lawyer to at least review the application.
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