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Do You Need Health Insurance
Depends: In mass, there is a relatively small financial penalty if you don't have health insurance. It's different in other states - there is not a law requiring health insurance. In 2014 with obamacare, you will be incentivized to carry some form of health insurance (unless the courts overturn it or it is repealed). Meaning you will pay a financial penalty if you don't. ...Read more
Apples/Oranges: Obama care (affordable care act) is a legislative initiative to make private insurance available to more people. If you go to healthcare.Gov you will find several specific plans to choose between, some of which may be appropriate for you depending on needs and cost. You could think of it as obama care giving you more insurance options but whether or not they are 'good' depends on your situation. ...Read more
Insurance commision: You should check with your insurance commissioner in providence. Ri has a reputation for very generous benefits for the indigent. But i assume you want to purchase this and do not have a plan through your place of employment. Your cost will also depend upon your medical history, age, sex and personal habits. ...Read more
The Web: Purchasing an individual international health policy is easy and affordable. Don't forget to include the option for evacuation or repatriation in the event of a severe illness or injury. Two reputable companies are sos int & medex. (see the cdc for more information) many people are surprised at how inexpensive the insurance is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
International Insura: There are a number of companies that can provide a short term international health insurance policy. Among the better known companies are: - medex http://www.Medexassist.Com - travelguard http://www.Travelguard.Com - sos http://www.Internationalsos.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inexpensive: Heath insurance for travelers which includes evacuation is relatively inexpensive. Certainly much less than your transportation costs, which in the event of an emergency can be over $10, 000. Two reputable companies are sos international and medex. (see cdc for more info) the best feature is that you only purchase what you need- the exact days which you are traveling. ...Read more
Planned parenthood: The cost shoukd be minimal at planned parenthood. ...Read more
Primary: If you are an eligible medicare beneficiary, medicare is the primary payor. All bills will be sent to medicare first. Whatever isn't paid by medicare is sent to your secondary insurance for reimbursement. The remaining after your secondary insurance has processed the claims is your responsibility. Even if you have a medicare advantage plan, the government will process its part of the claim first. ...Read more
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