Sick Abroad Without Travel Insurance | Video
Sharlene Boodram, Caribbean recording artist, recently met with us to share her story of being sick abroad without travel medical insurance. Have you had a similar experience? Share your story in the comments section below.
Hi, I’m Sharlene Boodram. Viral Media Coordinator by day, recording artist by night.
I recently, I took a trip home to Trinidad and Tobago, which is my country of origin.
I now live and work in Indianapolis, in the United States.
I had not seen my family for close to a year.
On the day of my returning flight to Indy, I was so sick that I was in the car going to the ER.
My family was taking me [to the hospital], because no one knew what was wrong with me and I blacked out.
I woke up on a hospital bed with an IV.
I was in the hospital for about 24 hours then they sent me home on bedrest for an additional two days.
Travel insurance is not something I guess I ever think about, but in that instance the hospital bill was really heavy.
From here on out I think it’s something that I need to consider