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Old Friday, May 28th, 2010, 09:27 AM
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Default Re: Hospitalized in Aruba...Have no fear!

One cannot expect another country to accept insurance from all over the world considering the amount of paperwork involved and the different kinds of money every country has. Believe me, I found out the hard way that Medicare doesn't cover you outside of the states, but you are right and your secondary insurance will pick up part of the bill. We paid with a credit card when I was in the hospital (twice) and turned it in to my secondary after the refusal from Medicare to cover anything. Another thing to be aware of is to make sure that your bill is done in English for you to bring home with you as in every country, their correspondence is done in their local language. I must say that after two stays in the hospital in Aruba for congestive heart failure, I am more than pleased with the level of care I received. Hope this helps!
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