My 10 year old daughter has medicaid, she's going to South Korea for 2 months, how can she be covered? should I buy some health insurance?
What's funny is that I'm pretty sure healthcare costs less in South Korea than in the USA
- AnonymousLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
Medicare doesn't cover overseas medical care, it used to years ago. Don't know about Medicaid, but if she's not covered, get travel insurance.
- WhoLv 74 weeks ago
(healthcare may well cost less in S korea - but I bet it dont cover transferring her back to the US should YOU think it be necessary
So its VERY important you check what coverage you get with the insurance
(insurance covering emergency transport back to the US could be VERY expensive
and very few insurers will cover expenses covering covid 19 at all)
- WillieLv 74 weeks ago
Once she leaves the USA she'll have no coverage of Medicaid.
- RICKLv 71 month ago
Neither Medicare or Medicaid pay anything overseas. This screws Military retirees who live overseas because even though their Tricare will still pay they must pay Medicare premiums or Tricare is forfeit.
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- babyboomer1001Lv 71 month ago
Of course you should. Medicaid in the U.S. won't cover her over there. You need to buy international health insurance.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
Yes. Medicaid can't even been used out of state, and certainly not out of the country.
- ZarnevLv 71 month ago
Yes, you should buy some international health insurance for her since welfare won't cover anyone out of the country in any circumstance.Source(s): Independent Ägent