Health insurance will differ from country to country. There are many countries that have national health schemes in place that everyone can benefit from. There are other countries or states that have medical plans that you can participate in at reasonably low premiums which are controlled by legislation. This helps to make health insurance payable for most of the population. People who do not belong to any medical plan will be able to make use of public health systems.
For consumers who have any special medical needs that will not be covered by a general medical plan there are medical insurance companies that can give you a policy to cover the expenses of the treatment required. Obviously this will cost you much more than the general medical plans.
The best way to choose which medical plan will suit you and your family the best is to first assess the health of each member of your family. If you are sufficient enough to have a very healthy family who will require medical care you could opt for a hospital plan that will only pay for the unexpected illness or accident which may cause one of the family members to be hospitalized. The premiums on this medical plan will be much lower than on a plan where you receive day to day care.
The most popular medical plans for families and older people are the ones that operate with a network of doctors who only work for a particular insurance company. Members may visit a doctor as often as they like and all treatment will be given from this network.