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If Americans wear shoes indoors, what happens when there are babies?

In my experience the actual answer is an option that you haven't listed: the babies crawl on the same floor on which people walk in their shoes. Yet they seem to get no sicker than babies who live in ...
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Can Canada-UK dual citizen get EHIC?

To get a European Health Insurance Card, you need to be covered by a statutory health care/health insurance system in one of the participating countries. In the UK, it basically means being a resident....
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As a US citizen can I go to the US and sign up for obamacare for a short period of time?

Not really. You can only apply during the open enrollment period (in California - runs from November till February), and you commit for the year. You can only make changes mid-year if some specific ...
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Health insurance questioning my finances again

It's much different than you think. The German public health insurance will simply ask you to provide your German and your UK tax bill and if you refuse to give it to them, they assume you are earning ...
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Selecting a health plan in Texas

A majority of non-retired Americans, the vast majority if you exclude people poor enough to qualify for Medicaid, have employer-based health insurance. Employer group insurance premiums tend to be ...
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Wearing shoes indoors in America

Unless your shoes get unusually dirty or muddy, nothing terrible ever happens. You can wear shoes in a house and let your pants touch the floor and, really, nothing happens. You don't get ugly stains ...
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Moving to France, American resident (Finnish Citizen who has never lived there)

There is no need to register in any way in France. In general, under EU law, you can stay in France under one of two regimes: As a worker, in which case you would automatically be covered by the ...
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Dealing with depression

Cultural shock, some call it. Besides all what was mentioned above, I can add the following points, based on my personal experience: Meet people from your home country - depending on where you are, ...
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How can I do tuberculosis test for UK visa if I live in country where TB test is not required

You may be interpreting the policy incorrectly. They do not care about your nationality, instead they care about where you are living... You’ll need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test if you’re ...
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Health checkup (Gesundheits-Check-up) in Germany before 35 years old?

They are not required to do it but some insurers in the public insurance system do cover health check-ups for people under 35, usually with a rather low cap on spending (€50-150). Krankenkassen.de has ...
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Health insurance for Germans living in another EU country temporarily

From the German side of things: Whenever you become unemployed, you can probably be covered in one way or another. If you get unemployment benefits (ALG I), the Bundesagentur für Arbeit pays a ...
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Tuberculosis test requirement for Netherlands residence permit

Nothing with respect to the residence permit. Note that the condition says After having arrived in the Netherlands, you will undergo a medical test for tuberculosis (TB). not that you must be TB-...
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Overstaying in Norway?

Assuming the child has now been born in Norway, you no longer have a problem. For the benefit of others, I will answer as if it is still December 2015 and your visa has not yet expired. If you have ...
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Accessing prescription medications as an American visa holder

If you are on a K visa your intent is to get married within 90 days of your arrival. That situation aside a lot(if not all) of insurance plans provided in most states(if not all) the US for the ...
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How does the Swedish healthcare system work for non-EU citizens?

The patient fee varies depending on if you visit a primary health care provider or an emergency room, and can also vary between different parts of Sweden. The fees are very low though; usually vary ...
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How does the Swedish healthcare system work for non-EU citizens?

As a visitor I went to emergency care in a hospital in Sweden. They simply came to me with some paperwork and I paid with a debit card. Ask your university if it is recommended to buy supplemental ...
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Can a German visa be denied due to abdominal tuberculosis, even though it is not contagious?

I have not been able to find a definitive yes or no but from the India Education information site VISA ASSESSMENT - Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria: ... Health ...
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Migration to any European country from Sri-Lanka with a medical condition

Rules and practices differ from one country to the other so it will be very difficult to provide a comprehensive answer. Some European countries (e.g. France or the UK) do require a medical exam for ...
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German Students' Health insurance policy, when studying for a year abroad?

I have not been able to find an authoritative source for that but it seems there is no way around the student insurance if you remain registered at a German university. The only exception mentioned in ...
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I'm travelling to the UK to study and I must continue a vaccine treatment, how do I do it?

Quite a few products are designed to keep medication (such as insulin) cool while travelling, some for as long as 48 hours, and which might work for you. A quick search on Amazon turned up any number ...
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Health Insurance for ex-pats

You would have to check with your provider to make sure that your plan has full coverage for you abroad. Insurers do offer plans for expats, and, if yours does not, you can try searching on 'global ...
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Wearing shoes indoors in America

It is absolutely normal in the USA or in Europe to wear shoes indoors. It is absolutely not normal to wear dirty shoes indoors that leave mud on the floor. The place you visit (or your own place) ...
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Are there any required medical examinations to travel to France?

Yes and no. There is a mandatory medical examination but it can (and usually does) take place after you have obtained a visa and entered France. It is still necessary to prove you have done it to stay ...
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What kind of health insurance does a foreigner need when applying for German student visa from Paris?

Your French health insurance is sufficient. You should request the EU travel insurance (a blue card). You will have to switch to a German insurance within 3 to 6 month. The German system is slightly ...
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How can Groupe PSA fly back their French expat employees located at Wuhan back to France despite the ongoing quarantine in Wuhan?

The Chinese goverment are giving special permissions for companies and countries who wishes to evacuate their people / citizens from affected areas. They will have to be screened of course before ...
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Medicare Plan B penalty for late enrolment

See Signing up for Parts A & B outside the U.S. It seems to depend on whether you were eligible for Social Security benefits while living in the UK. If you were not, you may have a three month ...
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If Americans wear shoes indoors, what happens when there are babies?

To answer this question as well as your other question, here are three points to consider: Most Americans drive just about everywhere. So their shoes just don't get very dirty. You don't pick up ...
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Where to find every-day healthy food near Heathrow Airport?

There is a Tesco Extra supermarket at Dukes Green Ave, Feltham TW14 0LH which is about 1 mile walk from Hatton Cross. It has a cafe, and food counters for: Meat World Food Halal Asian Polish Fish ...
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Selecting a health plan in Texas

Here's a comparison between what are apparently the main categories of health plans: Type Requires PCP Requires referrals Requires pre-authorization Pays for out-of-network care Cost-sharing Requires ...
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Selecting a health plan in Texas

It's typically a good idea to take the employer's health plan. The maximum out-of-pocket costs under such a plan (that is, assuming the worst case where you get terribly sick) are typically similar ...
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