I just met up with a Client who came back to Singapore after 10 years of staying and working in the USA.
The purpose of the meet up is to recommend a Private Medical Insurance and any possible Supplementary Benefits that can be added.
How Singapore’s Medical System And the USA’s Medical System Differ
I had a good chance to understand the difference between the medical health system in the USA and Singapore. And what my Client has shared is quite shocking! And here are some of it, though I must still say that the accuracy of what I will be sharing may not be the whole truth:
– The Charge To Call For An Ambulance In The States Is $500 Per Trip
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Yes, you are reading this right! If there’s any emergency that you really need to call for an ambulance to fetch, be prepared to pay $500!
And if you are thinking that this ambulance will fetch you to the best hospital around, guess again. These ambulance services will still fetch you to the nearest hospital near your residence. If you stay just 30 minutes to the hospital, this $500 is a huge price to pay! This is why my Client says that most people in the States have to think twice before calling an ambulance.
They do have Medical Insurance Plans to cover for the ambulance services but you have to read the second last Pointer to understand that having a medical insurance plan will not make much difference.