Heart Attacks

Heart Attacks

I think today I want to talk about heart attacks and that sort of problem. Dick had his first heart-related episode about 20 years ago, I had one almost 3 years ago.  So much of what we read about people having heart “events” don’t relate at all to what we went through. We were living […]

Health Insurance and Medicare

Health Insurance and Medicare

Just a short (I’ll try, really I will) note, in response to an email questioning medical insurance and Medicare in Mexico: Dick retired at 62 – and I’m 4 years younger than he.  We understand completely the fear of the medical costs in that scary period between leaving work – starting your retirement – and […]

Mexico Dental & Prescription Info

Mexico Dental & Prescription Info

I received a couple of email – concerning people obtaining their prescription drugs in Mexico. Are you currently taking any prescription medications? This is just one of the many things to think of and consider when heading to Mexico for retirement, or just an extended stay. In Arizona and a lot of border states, it’s […]

What Is Medical Tourism?

What Is Medical Tourism?

For years now, I have recommended to all my friends and readers they get their dental work done in Mexico. You can save thousands of dollars – sometimes even tens of thousands by getting your dental work done across the border. The concept is growing – as more and more people avail themselves to cheaper […]

Legal and Medical Concerns

Legal and Medical Concerns

Do you have durable (Medical) power of attorney? Do you even have any idea what it is?? We are in the States right now and this morning, I had a phone call from one of our neighbors… Betty was calling from our local hospital. She had called 911 that morning because she couldn’t catch her breath. […]

IMSS – HEALTHCARE IN MEXICO

IMSS – HEALTHCARE IN MEXICO

IMSS – One Possibility for Health Insurance Coverage in Mexico… Well, friends, I really messed up sending out my email notice last week – some of you may have received as many as 4 notices, one right after the other – so sorry. When that happened, I just canceled the whole process and decided to give […]

Healthcare During Retirement

Healthcare During Retirement

HEALTHCARE AND FACILITIES – One of the most important things you should consider prior to retirement is the availability of sufficient, convenient, and simply put, good medical facilities located in the area you have decided to spend the best years of your lives. This is important whether you’re considering Mexico, Costa Rico, Tahiti, Belize, or […]

Cataracts, Cholesterol & Prescriptions

Cataracts, Cholesterol & Prescriptions

Today’s Subject – Cataracts, Cholesterol & Prescriptions… …In case you haven’t already guessed – this blog is not for the “younger than 25” folks out there :) I just saw a commercial for Niaspan! About a month ago, I went to my eye doctor in the States, just for a yearly checkup.  I had been wondering […]

DENTAL VISIT In Algodones, Mexico

DENTAL VISIT In Algodones, Mexico

Recent return to the Gator Dental Group in Los Algodones B.C, Mexico for a dental check up. Just like my first time there about a year ago, I was very pleased at the service and the work they gave me.

Mexico HealthCare, IMSS

Mexico HealthCare, IMSS

Let me tell you about Mexico’s version of Medicare. Age is not a consideration.

Mexico Healthcare Costs: The Sobering Truth

Mexico Healthcare Costs: The Sobering Truth

Cost of healthcare in Mexico.

Mexico National Health Care System, IMSS

Mexico National Health Care System, IMSS

A Short Primer On Health Care and Medicare in Mexico…

Medicare in Mexico

Medicare in Mexico

As it stands today, Medicare does not cover health care for Americans outside of the United States, except under these conditions…

Healthcare, Mexican Style – Private or National?

Healthcare, Mexican Style – Private or National?

Health care in Mexico is always a lot less expensive than you will find in the States, and the quality of health care can be very good!

Medicare in Mexico

Medicare in Mexico

A lot of people have asked me about getting Medicare in Mexico…

Social Security, Medicare and IMSS

Social Security, Medicare and IMSS

There are rare emergency cases where Medicare can pay for care in Mexico…