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Whether traveling, relocating or digital nomading, your health insurance will depend on your nationality or residency, or what your employer has set up for you, or a combination… Or there may be nothing limiting what healthcare services you do or don’t have access to.  The latter absolutely applies to emergency medical care, which any hospital anywhere is obligated to provide.…

The media seemed to focus on extreme travel this week; maybe it was the truly dreary weather in the northeastern U.S. that had people looking to break out of the humdrum. At the New York Times, Russ Juskalian writes about skiing at the base of the Himalayas in Kashmir, an adventure filled with black bears, snow leopards and lung-sapping elevation.…

It takes a certain courage to pull up stakes and move to a new country far far away. But more and more people are doing just that. The number of people moving abroad has jumped in recent years, as global travel has become much more commonplace. The United Nations estimated that in 2010 there were 200 million living outside their…

As the Global Village has become more global than ever before, the number of expats has increased in recent years. Whether driven by overseas business assignments or an increasing number of retirees in search of a paradisiacal oasis, people are seeking to put down stakes in foreign lands. We recently wrote about the best health systems for expatriates. Now, comes…

In my days of lecturing about global health care services to prospective expatriates, it was never a surprise to see scores of retirees stationed up front. They showed a high level of interest by nodding and taking copious notes. They had come to hear about health care services available around the globe. Although many retirees love the idea of a…

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