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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:37 AM

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)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/02/04/getting_sick_in_the_states_be_insured_be_very_insured.html



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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:41 AM

1. The US can be / is often a frightening place for our civility. n/t

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:26 AM

2. Lots of people are afraid of US health care

with good reason.

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