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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 a university force a J1 exchange student to purchase their health insurance plan?

Yes, they can. See their information for foreign students: J-1 exchange students are required to purchase the pre-approved policy offered by JCB Insurance Solutions in order to satisfy the California ...
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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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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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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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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 Care in UK for non-resident UK citizen - how to become a resident?

What are the criteria UK gov uses to determine whether you're a resident? The NHS works on a residency based system where anyone who has ‘ordinary residence’ is eligible for free healthcare. Some NHS ...
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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 might work for you. A quick search on Amazon turned up any number of ...
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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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Health checkup (Gesundheits-Check-up) in Germany before 35 years old?

I'm not sure if this qualifies as an answer because it does not directly answer your question. Those checkups your mention are despite the fact that you are perfectly healthy and happy. At 35+ you ...
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