Originally Posted by travelover
When I travel to out of the way places I just take out medical evacuation insurance. I self insure against trip cancellation and other smaller expenses.
I found this site to give concise comparisons of options..
Compare Travel Insurance From Every Major Company
Good place to start with.
Before we went to the UK for 7 months last year I called Amex for an idea of the costs and was pleasantly surprised how cheap medical insurance was.
However, I called my USA insurer, BCBS, and discovered that we are already covered. I knew we were covered country wide but hadn't realized that we were also covered for international travel. For serious illnesses or injuries their website even showed the closest private hospital with an ER that was in our plan and would accept our insurance card.