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My husband's father has been having heart problems for almost 3 years. He had 2 heart attacks 3 years ago and has had trouble with fluid around his heart since and not feeling well. He had another heart attack last week. This was on a Sunday. His family lives in a semi-small town and the 'hospital' there said that all of the heart doctors were on vacation and would be back tomorrow. I told my husband that he needs to go to Rabat or Casa and he needs to be in a hospital immediately under the care of a doctor NOW. He said it isn't america.

His father worsened through the night and they eventually took him to Rabat. The doctors there told him that if he has $5,000 he can stay, if not he needs to go home. My husband's brother-in-law was saving for a car and gave the money. The doctor later said that if he waited 3-6 hours longer he would have died.

Once my husband's father is in a condition to be able to do so, my husband wants to bring his parents here to visit and to have his father be seen by a heart specialist here. Does anyone have any experience with this and is there a visitors foreign health insurance plan that is not a sham and reasonable?

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My husband's father has been having heart problems for almost 3 years. He had 2 heart attacks 3 years ago and has had trouble with fluid around his heart since and not feeling well. He had another heart attack last week. This was on a Sunday. His family lives in a semi-small town and the 'hospital' there said that all of the heart doctors were on vacation and would be back tomorrow. I told my husband that he needs to go to Rabat or Casa and he needs to be in a hospital immediately under the care of a doctor NOW. He said it isn't america.

His father worsened through the night and they eventually took him to Rabat. The doctors there told him that if he has $5,000 he can stay, if not he needs to go home. My husband's brother-in-law was saving for a car and gave the money. The doctor later said that if he waited 3-6 hours longer he would have died.

Once my husband's father is in a condition to be able to do so, my husband wants to bring his parents here to visit and to have his father be seen by a heart specialist here. Does anyone have any experience with this and is there a visitors foreign health insurance plan that is not a sham and reasonable?

Normally, even if he is able to get insurance, this would likely be considered a pre-existing condition and they would not cover it. But....an emergency room here can not turn someone away for an emergency if he were to develop one on arrival. I am guessing he might need bypass surgery from what you said.... and it might not be safe to fly if that is the case because of the toll long flights can take on the body and atmospheric air pressure changes can affect his cardiovascular system as well. There are some good cardiovascular doctors in Casa if he can get to them.

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Thanks for replying. He did have a bypass this past Sunday night. We want to wait until it is medically conceivable for him to endure an overseas flight.

I did some quick online searches and there were some that would cover pre-existing conditions up to around $15,000. I don't have any idea how reputable these companies are. I was hoping there might be someone who might have some experience with one of these insurance policies.

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You would be looking at Travel Insurance which includes Medical Insurance.

I do not know the market in Morocco, I am sure they must have one.

Normal Insurance practice for somebody with such a condition would require a letter from the their Doctor confirming they are fit to travel.

The US is the last place to be if you have a serious medical condition, unless you have pots of money.


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You would be looking at Travel Insurance which includes Medical Insurance.

I do not know the market in Morocco, I am sure they must have one.

Normal Insurance practice for somebody with such a condition would require a letter from the their Doctor confirming they are fit to travel.

The US is the last place to be if you have a serious medical condition, unless you have pots of money.

:yes: I agree that the US is not the place to be if you're sick.. That's why sick people in the States fly to Asia to have major procedures done. Does your husband have any family in Europe? Your father in law might be better off going to Spain or France instead of the States..

I hope he improves and doesn't have to deal with the corruption in the healthcare system here in Morocco anytime soon either.. (F)

Sarah

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