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Yes.  Take your passport for identification.  If they ask for your SSN, just explain that it is being sent to you..


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Yes.  I wouldn't unless it's an emergency or without insurance.  Fyi your endorsed visa in your passport is a temporary green card valid for 1 year. 


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3 minutes ago, NikLR said:

Yes.  I wouldn't unless it's an emergency or without insurance.  Fyi your endorsed visa in your passport is a temporary green card valid for 1 year. 

Thank you. Do I have to pay for per service? Also do you know if I can do insurance without SSN and how long it can take ? 

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Yes you have to pay.  Medical care in the USA is extremely expensive.  For instance without insurance through my husband,  a visit to an urgent care center (not an ER) would have cost me over $500.  With insurance it cost  me $150. 


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1 minute ago, Reqahmed said:

Thank you. Do I have to pay for per service? Also do you know if I do insurance without SSN and how long it can take ? 

Yes, medical care is not free..and the billing is extremely complex.......but EMERGENCY medical care will not be denied.


"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

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Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

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Just now, missileman said:

Yes, medical care is not free..and the billing is extremely complex.......but EMERGENCY medical care will not be denied.

No but it will cost you.  And as an lpr we are not allowed to use medicaid.


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14 minutes ago, Reqahmed said:

Thank you. Do I have to pay for per service? Also do you know if I can do insurance without SSN and how long it can take ? 

unless you have health insurance already i wouldnt go to the doctor and certainly not the ER unless its an emergency.

 

im not sure how you didnt know healthcare was not free or cheap in the US, but its NOT.


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17 minutes ago, Reqahmed said:

Thank you. Do I have to pay for per service? Also do you know if I can do insurance without SSN and how long it can take ? 

You can get insurance at any time, instantly. Just you have to be able to pay for it. There is no public healthcare / insurance like you may have known it from other countries.

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Just now, debbiedoo said:

unless you have health insurance already i wouldnt go to the doctor and certainly not the ER unless its an emergency.

 

im not sure how you didnt know healthcare was not free or cheap in the US, but its NOT.

I spent about 4 hours in the ER a week or so ago for chest pain......I expect the "billed" charges to be in the neighborhood of $10,000.    Thank goodness for Medicare and a secondary insurance carrier...........medical costs are such a huge consideration during immigration!!


"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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4 minutes ago, missileman said:

I spent about 4 hours in the ER a week or so ago for chest pain......I expect the "billed" charges to be in the neighborhood of $10,000.    Thank goodness for Medicare and a secondary insurance carrier...........medical costs are such a huge consideration during immigration!!

my ex had triple bypass. dont remember if it was one week or 2 in hospital. think the final bill was $200K+

 


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To behonest, health care costs are one of the reasons i consider becoming a USC.  

I could move back to Canada, spend 3 months, get healthcare treatment, then move back without having to reapply for an IR1 visa


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