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Expat Information: Health Insurance for Expats

Private medical cover is often a neccessity for expats, depending on their nationality, location, and the nature of their local state health care system. The cost of medical procedures or insurance is dramatically different in many countries, depending on the rate of hospital occupancy and the amount to which demand is met. According to the OECD, a heart bypass in Canada is two thirds of the price to one in the United States, and in a report by the the International Federation of Health Plans, the cost of a cranial CT scan is US$82 in Argentina, US$175 in the United Kingdom, and US$566 in the United States.



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