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International Health Insurance
International Health Insurance ImageThroughout the world, the demand for first class International Health Insurance has never been greater. As social health insurance services that could once be relied upon are no longer able to keep pace with the ever increasing cost of medical treatment, so the need to make alternative arrangements has become of crucial importance, particularly to the expatriate. For those expats living and working abroad, accessing the right kind of health insurance cover can turn out to be a nightmare, with the cost of medical treatment often costly and tricky to arrange particularly in an emergency.

How important is international health insurance?

Individual countries have broad variations as to how much of their national resource they are willing to invest in healthcare. Healthcare is a huge industry, requiring vast sums of money to span preventive, primary and specialist care. Most developed nations spend at least 10% of their gross domestic product on healthcare, and this is rising every year. In the US the figure is now reckoned to be closer to 20%. And with a few exceptions, the more money there is, the better the healthcare system.

A study published in The Lancet last year highlights this. The researchers compared cancer survival rates across five continents. They found that people in high-income countries that spend more on healthcare live longer. And it’s well known that life expectancy in developing nations is frequently (but not always) lower than that of richer nations.

In summary, you get what you pay for. When it comes to buying a car, most of us are happy to accept that cost equates to quality. When it comes to our health, the reality can be harder to swallow. This is especially true in richer nations, where people think that they’re entitled to good healthcare.
 


The US healthcare system – have we found the cure? PDF Print E-mail
Healthcare
Friday, 16 October 2009 12:01
Barack Obama’s plans for reform herald a new era of change for the US health system. Dr Sneh Khemka, medical director for Bupa International, takes a closer look at the proposed changes.
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Unravelling the genomic conundrum PDF
Friday, 28 August 2009 12:20
Healthcare

Why medical insurers don’t want to know about your genes. Dr Sneh Khemka, Medical Director of Bupa International, discusses the brave new world of genetic profiling and its impact on the insurance industry.


Things have come on a long way since James Watson and Francis Crick first unravelled the structure of DNA in 1953. The last few decades have seen enormous advances in our understanding of genetics and with it, the advent of genetic testing.
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Vaccination guide for expats PDF Print E-mail
Healthcare
Friday, 02 October 2009 10:23

Planning a move abroad?  Dr Sneh Khemka, Medical Director for Bupa International, gives us a brief guide to some of the most commonly required travel vaccinations and medicines for destinations around the world.

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ObamaCare: What’s The Story? PDF
Friday, 28 August 2009 11:33

Letter from America

The American political scene has been a bit more cantankerous than usual these past few months.  In fact, it’s been downright hostile, with congressmen and senators being shouted down by angry constituents in their town hall meetings and the President himself – quite incredibly – being accused of sanctioning state-sponsored “death panels.”

by Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA
Chief Investment Officer

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