“Expect the best but plan for the worst”, may not be a bad saying. People don’t often think about evaluating their emergency health plan. Sometimes, a visit to an emergency room is the first time people get acquainted with the emergency benefits of their insurance plan. Here are some key things to be aware of, to help determine the quality of your emergency plan, and also, to keep you well-informed so you know what to anticipate in the event of a medical emergency. If you do not already have health insurance, visit Affordable Medical Insurance for some helpful information.
What is a Medical Emergency?
In very general terms, a medical emergency would be a situation that presents a threat to life or limb, if immediate medical attention is not obtained. An emergency also includes a psychiatric condition which puts you or someone else in harm’s way, if it’s not addressed immediately. Most emergency insurance plans will cover you anywhere in the world, providing it’s a true emergency. Some common examples of a medical emergency are: shortness of breath, unconsciousness, bleeding that won’t stop.
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