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Health Insurance for Visiting the US?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by clyde, May 18, 2010.

  1. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    I heard horror stories about people that go on a vacation in the states, got into an accident and come back home with 10k debt to the hospital.

    Is health insurance really necessary? I plan on visiting for 1-2 months.
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    Necessary, no. Insurance is peace of mind and a safety net if things were to go wrong.
     
  3. thinkinghat

    thinkinghat Regular Member

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    oh its very necessary .you can get very cheap health insurance here
     
  4. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    well, you're taking a big risk w/out insurance, but it's against the law for any medical facility to deny service because of an inability to pay.
     
  5. superspiderman

    superspiderman BANNED BANNED

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    I would err on the safe side and get travel insurance. It really isnt that much and will give you peace of mind during your trip.

    You never know when you could get hit by a bus!
     
  6. mangoman68

    mangoman68 Newbie

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    just use a fake name and address - they (hospitals) have to treat you if you have no id or money - it is the law - if you are going to a a private doctor visit, they don't have to accept you.
     
  7. cashfap

    cashfap Junior Member

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    Think about what is the probability that you're going to get hurt. If you're going shopping or going to Disney land it's low. If you're going mountain climbing get the insurance.