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    I did a search & see what you mean. I have to unfortunately, surmise that the US has changed their policy within the last year or so regarding grandparents. I filled out a Form I-864 Affidavit of Support for my adult granddaughter & she has a green card. I am also a co-sponsor for 2 other adult grandchildren-one is waiting for her green card right now but has met all the requirements & just needs her final appointment but they have done her fingerprinting & medical so just waiting.......
    All applications were done & green cards issued within a years time as was my husband's many years ago when we decided to move stateside. My husband's was done while still in Canada & the grandchildren's were done after they were already in the US.
    Was your grandmother born in the US? Do you have a parent who is a US citizen through your grandmother who could sponsor you? I'm wondering from what I read on the government site if your grandmother might have to sponsor her child first & then you could get sponsored on his/her coattails.
    You may have to consult an immigration lawyer for a consultation.
    The simplest seems to be a 6 month/6 month split but you'd only be able to work 1/2 year in Canada each year & I don't know the employment situation where you live. I work per diem in the US & occasionally take month long leaves without difficulty so that might be an option as well if you want to spend more time with your grandmother.
    Silverdragon has an excellent idea regarding pursuing a higher degree in hopes of landing a US employer.
    Heaven knows it's always complicated when dealing with immigration issues.
    I just recently became a dual US/UK citizen as my Mom is from the UK & they recently changed their laws & I'm now the proud owner of a UK passport. I traveled "home" to the UK on my new passport last year.

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    If your grandmother is a US citizen & has lived in the US for 5 consecutive years as a US citizen & has income equal to 125% over the poverty level, she may sponsor you for a green card. Since she financed your education, she will probably easily meet the financial requirements for sponsorship. There is a lot of paperwork & a lot of fees to pay & it's a slow process but it can be done. I have successfully sponsored 1 adult grandchild & co-sponsored 2 others with my daughter. When I sponsored the oldest, my daughter had not met the 5 year residency; but by the time we did the other 2 sponsorships, my daughter had lived in the US as a US citizen over 5 years but she needed a co-sponsor to meet the monetary requirement.
    Another option: If there is some way you could manage to work in Canada for 6 months & a day & save enough money to manage the other 6, you could spend 1/2 the year with your grandmother while sorting out your other options. You would then maintain your Canadian health care in Canada but would need to purchase visitors insurance for your time in the US.
    Hope this is of some help

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    Quote from Onekidneynurse
    I've been in dialysis for over 15 years. NO patient that I know of has been refused a transplant because they couldn't pay. And yes, I'm aware that Medicare pays for HD but not in the first few months. And I do know for a fact that one patient has received 3 kidneys over the years. I believe there are 3 sides to every story, one story from the insurance company, one from the family and then the truth.

    Where was the transplant team in this instance? Where were the social workers helping this patient? I can't believe that she was denied because her insurance company wouldn't pay. I just don't believe it. That was my contention in my answer.

    Are you paying for someone's healthcare or their insurance? Are you an organ donor, do you donate blood, are you a bone marrow donor. Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words.

    Every time and every place I've asked those who want UHC to take on a person and pay for their healthcare insurance or their medical bills that person has a reason why they can't do it.

    As for this country being able to afford medical care for every person in the this country that might have been true at one time but it gets less and less true every day.

    And I certainly haven't forgotten Maslow. That's another question I never get answered when questioning those who think we should have UHC. Somehow they forget the hungry and cold.

    A single payor system run by our government at this point won't work.... That's the simple truth. Many do want or can't see it. I feel it's my duty to keep that truth alive as long as I can.
    This is my first post though I've been reading here for quite a while & love AN.
    I just felt I had to provide this information: Medicare covers end stage renal diesease no matter the persons age. It was written into the original medicare bill

    Medicare is a health insurance program for:
    * People 65 years of age and older.
    * Some people with disabilities under 65 years of age.
    * People with End-Stage Renal Disease or ESRD (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant).

    Here is the direct link to the gov web site providing this info

    http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/10128.pdf

    So, ESKD patients may receive government run health care in the form of Medicare.



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