About Medical Insurance
Illness and injury causes physical pain and emotional stress, and it can also put patients and their family members in a financial fix. Medical care can be very expensive. The tests, doctor's fees, hospital room and board, surgery and rehabilitation all add up and at a time when income is compromised because of the need to recuperate. To prepare for this situation, many people get medical insurance for the reassurance that the money will be available when they need it. Most plans will absorb the costs of private care for curable, short-term illnesses. Some will require that you seek treatment from accredited hospitals, specialists or clinics; others offer broad protection, and will even cover medical costs you incur while traveling abroad.