Toronto Star: Getting sick in the States: Be insured, be very insured
Getting sick in the States: Be insured, be very insured
Health care for a visitor to the United States is cash on the barrelhead, even if you have insurance.
By: Joe Fiorito City Columnist, Published on Mon Feb 04 2013
The moral of the story?
Live here. Or, if you travel, carry insurance.
Let me set the table: I thought I had the worst case of flu in this town, until I was bumped out of first place — worst place — when a colleague trumped me by coughing blood.
Runner-up is still pretty bad, and I was feeling sorry for myself until a reader sent me a short, sharp, nasty note to say she not only had the flu but, unlike me, she had to look after a sick kid at the same time.
My misery had no company from her. ....................(more)