NewsGeorgia Woman Faces Massive Bill After Getting Sick On A Cruise

Georgia Woman Faces Massive Bill After Getting Sick On A Cruise

The cruise ship dropped the woman off at a hospital in the DR, but doctors advise she takes a medical flight to be treated in the U.S.

After taking a Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas with her husband on Sunday, a Georgia grandmother, Loretta Cox, found herself clinging to life on a ventilator in a Dominican Republic hospital, and the staggering medical costs required to transport her back to the U.S. for treatment continue to mount.

“She’s everything to us,” Brooks said about the cruise nightmare. “We’re not prepared for a loss like this. Not now.” It is unknown what coverage Cox has. However, travel sites like Travel Insurance encourage travelers to secure travel insurance when embarking on a cruise. According to the website, most cruise plans cover unexpected medical costs if a health emergency occurs during a trip.

“This is particularly important if you’re on an international cruise because most standard health insurance plans don’t cover treatment in a foreign country,” the site stated. “Paying a small amount for a travel insurance plan upfront can save you a huge amount of money in the long run if an emergency were to occur.”

Source: Black Enterprise

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