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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Medical coverage outside of YOUR country.

I am a US citizen. Got to thinking about what my medical insurance(Medicare) would cover if I was to get sick/hurt(hit a moose) while in Canada. Bottom line was that the only coverage I would get was if I was traveling between the lower 48 and Alaska on a direct route( stopping to fish probably would not count). Thus, any medical costs while in Canada would come out of my own pocket.
For those of you who travel outside your "country" it might be a good idea to find out just what coverage outside YOUR country you have.
My fix to this problem is to get travel insurance. I have done this on my trips to Alaska the past 15 years, but primarily for medical evacuation back to the lower 48.
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Recommend Global Rescue...

They will come get you no matter where you are in the world with no requirement to be 'stabilized' in a medical facility and get you to the hospital of your choice.

Some outfitters require it: the Fly Shop for the Kamchatka Steelhead Project and B.C. West on the Dean to mention two.

An annual membership is reasonable unless you are an old fart over 75 then it is better $$ to do it trip by trip with the key to needing it for me being: is a helicopter pickup going to be required?

My wife and I also have an annual membership with MedJet Assist which takes care of us in the US or Internationally where medical facilities are available. Requires patient to be 'stabilized'. Other member gets to accompany home on same evac bird.

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