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Old 01-19-2016, 12:23 AM
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Searched for this but no joy, so doubtful anyone here knows,but hey it's free. All these mostly bs websites enticing us to retire in foreign country with low medical costs. What they don't tell you is that no foreigner is going to be given FREE medical care if your not a citizen of whatever country you chose. If you have serious medical problems bring lots of cash , you will need it, no matter how cheap the medical is. And insurance requires that you pay up front for costs and then let some bureaucrat decide if they will honor their (many times bogus) promises to pay. Try suing an insurance company as a non citizen in a foreign land. Medicare is looking better all the time. Name one country that will pay your medical as a non citizen.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:47 AM
Location: Los Angeles area
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Medicare always looked good. It is the bargain of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. There is no such thing as a free lunch - at least if yours if free it's because someone else is paying for it - so the conclusion you came to is not at all surprising. Why would you expect to get FREE medical care anywhere? Do you expect the clothes you're wearing to be free?

Foreign countries would have to be insane to offer free medical care to non-citizens, because that care would have to be paid for by their taxpayers. (Oops, what does that say about us here in the United States?)
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Old 01-19-2016, 06:09 AM
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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MediGap plans G and F (and there are others) have foreign medical coverage but there are catches.

Catch #1 Coverage is 80% up to a $50,000 lifetime maximum. This is good if you're on a cruise, have a heart attack and need to get home.

Catch #2 Once out of the country for 90 days you no longer have coverage. Not bad for someone living in Mexico or the Bahamas but some other country like Thailand and you got to figure on some expensive travel plans in your future.
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