The United States is the most expensive country in the world for healthcare. Americans spent $9,892 per capita on health care in 2016, the highest average in the world. International students should always have a health insurance plan while in the US, and here is why.
Health insurance is regulated on a state level, and while certain rules may apply to US citizens, international students are typically responsible for carrying insurance based on the Department of State and their school’s requirements.
Return to our "Insurance Explained" section for more information and help