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American Medical Care Is the Most Expensive in the World for Tourists

(July 12, 2018)

São Paulo, Brazil -

Travelers can spend up to $ 20,000 for a broken arm, says US magazine.

The US health care system is considered one of the most expensive in the world. Tourists can spend twice as much or more on expenses in the event of an accident while traveling in the United States. Even though having travel health insurance is non-mandatory, experts recommend insurance membership for anyone planning to vacation on American soil.

Required in almost all countries in Europe, travel insurance is a contract that insures travelers against physical and material accidents. Membership is important because the costs of a health treatment abroad can exceed the amount spent on the vacation.

Travel insurance can be customized according to the needs of the tourist, but it is very important to pay attention to the requirements of each destination. Most countries in Europe, for example, require a minimum of 30 thousand euros of coverage for each insured individual.

When traveling to the United States, it is not necessary to purchase travel insurance. However, many experts recommend hiring a service that covers expenses against accidents and illnesses, as American medical care is considered the most expensive in the world.

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) compared the United States health system with ten other high-income countries like the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Canada. The result showed that among equipment, medications and remuneration of health professionals, almost everything is more expensive. These statisticsprove that the US health system is the most expensive in the world, where a broken arm can cost up to $20,000, according to experts.

Travel Insurance for Europe

Mandatory in almost every country in Europe, travel insurance can be the lifeline for accidents and can help to avoid wear and tear when it comes to customs. In addition to requiring a minimum coverage of 30 thousand euros, the tourist or student can be barred if the individual does not provide the necessary documentation when entering the country. "Generally, insurers focus on showing the traveler how safe travel can be important and save a person's trip, as well as cost much less than an emergency medical visit abroad" says Ronam Fonseca, a business executive for the Brazilian agency Assistente de Viagem.

In the Old Continent, the Schengen Treaty was created to organize the free movement of Europeans between the territories. However, since 2012, travelers have been allowed to benefit from the agreement, removing the need for a visa to enter certain European countries. However, tourists need to have travel insurance to cross the borders into the countries that are part of the Schengen Treaty.

Acquiring travel insurance is very simple, and today many insurance options can be purchased on the internet without much paperwork. Since these options are customizable, the traveler can choose which coverageis wanted,and generally, in the most basic packages, insurance for lost luggage, accidents and life insurance are already included. Most services also have medical visits at home and care in the native language of the insured. This facilitates quite a lot in the instance that something unforeseen should occur.

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Company Name: Assistente de Viagem
Contact Person: Ronam Fonseca
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Phone: +558007199707
State: Sao Paulo 03308-020
Country: Brazil
Website: https://assistentedeviagem.com.br/

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