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Medical insurance and services I am planning a trip with my two sons ages 13 and 20. The...

Medical insurance and services I am planning a trip with my two sons ages 13 and 20. The 13 year old and I have medical insurance the 20 year old does not. In the case of need for medical attention, will my son who does not have insurance have problems with getting medical help if needed?
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     asked this on May 08, 2008 at 04:16 PM
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Both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the UK's National Travel Health Network and Centre recommend travelers to American Samoa get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tetanus, and rabies. There's also an alert for dengue fever, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. And while the chance of contracting any of the above is probably slim, you should take the necessary precautions both before and during your trip. Medical services in American Samoa will be adequate but basic, and should something happen (say, a car accident), medical evacuation by air ambulance to Hawaii, New Zealand, or Australia may be necessary -- and will be HUGELY expensive. If your son doesn't have health coverage here, you may still want to consider taking out a short-term travel insurance policy for your trip that will cover him against medical eventualities like medevac services, as well other issues like theft or flight cancellations.
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     answered this on May 20, 2008 at 08:56 AM
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