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• i have a friend that thought he had heartburn or acid reflux but he found out after a lot of pain he went to the ER and found out he had a block in a vein in his heart. He had no insurance.
looking for a friend, concern for a friend, Tampa, Florida, USA, May 20, 2011

• A benefit is a health care service or supply that is paid for in part or in full by Medicare. There are substantial uncovered costs that a supplemental policy can help with. It is important for you to understand that Medicare does not cover everything, and it does not pay the total cost for most services or supplies that are covered. There are substantial uncovered costs that a supplemental policy can help with.
SWETLANA, Medicare, New York, USA, April 7, 2010

• My Husband just has a Heart Attack, at age 48. We have no insurance. The bills still have not started coming in, I am afraid when they do, what will we do. He now can't even work. What can we do, I work but with out his income we wont be able to make ends meet.
Ileana P., Oklahoma, USA, November 16, 2009

• My husband is a professional ice hockey player and about 5 years ago he developed atrial fibrillation and subsequently had to have 3 heart surgeries to repair the problem. He was playing in the NHL at the time so they covered his procedures. He is currently still playing and has had no problems since but I am wondering what will happen after his hockey career is over and he needs health insurance. I dont know if this makes a difference but he is considered a Canadian citizen. I have been told by a few different people that he wont be able to get insured in the U.S. if we choose to live there or it will be outrageously expensive. Does anyone know anything about this topic or if he would have any problems getting insured in the U.S.? Please help, as I would like to find out a straight answer!
Gia, Berlin, Germany, November 11, 2009

• Mike, don't know if laws are different from state to state (we are in MA) or policies are different from one insurance company to another. My husband had two stents placed in Feb. 2006 and started a new (less stressful) job in July 2006 with no issues of health insurance acceptance. There was never any mention of "pre-existing" conditions, even though he was still attending re-hab and numerous doctor appts. The only issue we have encountered thus far is with Life Insurance. Good luck!
MR, Massachusetts, USA, June 22, 2007

• I have 2 stents now from 2 separate procedures. I am thinking about a possible job change to something less stressful but I am concerned that I would be rejected by any new health insurance company now that I have an existing condition. Has anyone looked into this and what are you experiences?
Mike, New York, USA, June 21, 2007

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