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Can I submit claim for the hospital expenses to the airport where medical problem occured?

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During my traveling from Chicago to Belgrade, when I was in transit in London I had serous health problem, blood pressure and chest pain. I was taken to the hospital in London.I was at the hospital, just afternoon and I was discharged tomorow early in the morning. Medicare and my supplenmental insurance Humana denied my claims and I was forced to pay not a small bill. to hospital in London. So my question is, was I insured during my presence at the airport in London? If I am does insurance include heath problems? Can I submit to the airport in London my request for reimburs. Vjera
asked Aug 15, 2012 in Health Insurance by anonymous

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answered May 21, 2013 by mfranks Inquisitive Expert (39,740 points)
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The London airport would cover your health problem, if it were caused by something that the airport was responsible for.  For example, they would cover your care if you broke a bone falling on their stairs.  They will not cover a health problem that you happened to have while you were there.

If you do a lot of international travel, you should switch to a supplemental plan that covers emergency care outside the United States.  Standard Medigap Plans C, D, F, G, M, and N provide foreign travel emergency health care coverage when you travel outside the U.S.
answered Jun 20, 2013 by LRiddell Member (660 points)


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