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  • Thursday, September 21, 2017

On Sunday March 21st, the United States Congress passed into law an historic bill that will offer health insurance coverage to all citizens who do not currently have it. While the bill makes significant changes to the insurance landscape in the U.S., it is important to understand these changes will not affect citizens traveling abroad; they will still need international health insurance.

Most private healthcare policies in the U.S. only cover events that occur inside U.S. borders. These restrictions mean that if you are planning a trip to another country, you will want to look into a supplemental insurance policy.

International health insurance allows travelers from the U.S. to get high quality health care coverage at affordable rates. Rather than face the high costs of seeking care without insurance, travelers can use their policies to absorb the expensive fees of emergency care and doctor's visits.

The new U.S. healthcare plan seeks to change the way many citizens obtain and use health insurance policies, but that change is only aimed at occurring inside U.S. borders. It does not impact how U.S. citizens visiting or staying in other nations will get their healthcare needs fulfilled.

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