How much will you have to pay for the call of the ambulance car in your country if you urgently need help? In Russia, for instance, it's absolutely free for every Russian citizen. They may come to your place, provide medical treatment and transport you to the nearest hospital if necessarily. I've heard that in New York it could cost you 1200 USD and became curious how things are going in other countries. Thank you for your attention!
Apr 2, 2017 10:31 AM
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Sax, it is covered by insurance in Russia too. You overlooked the fact  that Russian companies (employers)are under obligation to  regularly pay to Compulsory Health Insuranse Fund  tax on salary (today it is about 5,1 % of total salary amount which employers pay to employees).

There is nothing for free ( only chees in mousetrap)/

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April 2, 2017

In Brazil, as many other things provided by state, is free. But not works well as supposed to.

There's a service in Big cities called (SAMU - URGENT MEDICAL SERVICE).

In this service the ambulance has several paramedics and they assist to any emergency call. Inclusive traffic accidents or accidents in general.

In small cities the fireman or city employees has the function to make the first assistance.

Since the state sometimes is slow and maybe you will not get the assistance that you need, you can pay a insurance that covers this service. Although this kind of covert is really expensive. 

April 2, 2017
 In Israel it's covered by insurance, if you get hospitalized or if you  are urgently directed to a hospital by your doctor. 
April 2, 2017

Hi Sax,

Yea I live in New York, ambulance rides are really expensive here, but with insurance we usually only have to pay what we call a co-pay.  So it might only cost someone about $50 or so out-of-pocket.

April 2, 2017