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Will Medicare cover an emergency while out of country?

I know most private insurance will still work if you are on vacation but wasn't sure if Medicare is different. My mom is healthy but she is 92 so I'd rather know ahead of time if it will be an issue.
Status: Open    Mar 02, 2015 - 05:17 PM

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Mar 11, 2015 - 01:23 PM



The Medicare site has a very good summary for your question at the link listed below. There are limitations in Medicare coverage outside the US. You may want to look into travel insurance unless your Mother has the means to self insure and cover possible costs that Medicare will not cover in the event of an illness or accident.

Source: http://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/1103...

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