Old 07-09-20, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by DropBarFan View Post
That's surprisingly cheap--how do they offer travel insurance cheaper than domestic insurance?

not a problem! barely an inconvenience!

they sell travel insurance that excludes coverage within the usa, which has the most expensivest health care in the world!

how expensive? ten years ago, my $150K in the usa heart valve replacement operation was done in india for $10K...........equal to just the hospital charge for the freakin' valve in the usa! a few years ago, i had minor sinus surgery in china for $1K.......the same charge my sister paid for the same operation in the usa as the 10% deductible.

and now?? my expat health insurance with $1 million cover, including repatriation, costs me about $1250/year. about $100/month, NOT a spring chicken, with lifetime coverage. and being overseas i never got caught up in the obamacare nightmare!

here in chinaland (or in thailand) i can buy insurance from local carriers with reasonable coverage for under $250/year.
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