Mexico Healthcare Costs: The Sobering Truth
No matter if you spell it healthcare or health care – it’s one of the most important areas of our lives.
A lot of
the cost of health care
Affordable, quality health care is one of the primary reasons more and more people are choosing to retire in Mexico. Quite frankly they simply cannot afford quality healthcare in the U.S.
Yes, I’m sure you’ve heard stories from vested interests that would paint Mexico’s healthcare system in some very unflattering colors.
I can tell you honestly: If I had to go to a dentist in the U.S. to get my dental work done, I would be TENS of thousands of dollars in debt. Fact.
Am I exaggerating? Certainly not. And thankfully, I have a beautiful smile for a fraction of the cost of what I would have paid an expensive dentist in the U.S.
The quality of dental care that I get in Mexico meets and exceeds the quality I used to receive (but can no longer afford) in the U.S.
But I digress.
As I was
care in Mexico
Here are some random prices from private clinics in Chetumal — down on the “tail” of Mexico –south of Cancun – in U.S. dollars:
- Private room in a hospital, $50 per day
- Exam and consultation with a specialist, $15
- Ultrasound or X-ray , $15
- Oral surgery, $50 per tooth
- Porcelain filling, $30 each.
- Teeth cleaning, $25
- Emergency room treatment, $15
- Exploratory abdominal surgery and appendectomy using video laporoscopy.
- Four-day hospital stay in a private room, all fees of the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, and medication. $1,200.
The professionals who practice their profession in Mexico after studying abroad hoping to make their country better is one reason the health care system is so friendly.
Healthcare / health care article by Barbie