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Old 05-01-2016, 02:13 PM
 
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Go to any State's Dept. of Health web site any you will find more that you can imagine physicians of every specialty with revoked or suspended licenses because the care they rendered was questionable, deemed unsafe, or caused actual harm due to negligent practices. I think it is safe to say all should exercise caution and informed judgment when seeking any kind of medical care and not just chiropractic. I have lost count of the physicians of all specialties and a few nurses I might add that I have worked with through the years that I would not allow any of them to lay a hand on a family member or friend.
This is nutty. It represents this as the norm instead of an unusual occurrence. Sure, bad physicians leak out into the system but there are very few of them. Most land in Federal jobs nobody else wants after their state license has been yanked. The VA and the Federal Prison system are loaded with problem doctors.
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:25 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Seems those who have no interest or need to relocate are back to CONTROL the thread, and diss the needy / information channel of "outside-the-conventional-box" retirement choices, including other countries.

Just imagine...
What if someone retired pre age 65. OMG say it isn't true
Suppose someone is actually INTERESTED and willing and DESIRING to live outside the USA in retirement.
Per small chance, just a couple readers happened to get RIF, re-trenched, or downsized pre age 65
Could you imagine a C-D poster who is NOT on a Federal or State pension
Surely EVERYONE gets retirement healthcare provided by their former employers...

"Best countries to retire" may include the USA

If ...you are 'priviledged' (and retired AFTER age 65 and on a double 'attorney' income)! ... That is surely about 99% of C-D posters, but probably only 5% of C-D readers.

The Italian Alps looked pretty good to me last week.
I can see my next post-retirement career as a 'woodchopper'

At least I could get in to see the Dr, without insurance, and in spite of being retired over 15 yrs pre age 65.

USA Dr. would have his friendly 'retired' attorney friend draft up a property lien on my house, BEFORE he would schedule me in for an appointment.

As mentioned... The USA is great for those who can afford medical care / coverage.

You gotta love the new USA A(?)CA options... $2000/ mo for a $20,000/yr out-of-pocket.
Perfect.... What's not to love about that!
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Seems those who have no interest or need to relocate are back to CONTROL the thread, and diss the needy / information channel of "outside-the-conventional-box" retirement choices, including other countries.

Just imagine...
What if someone retired pre age 65. OMG say it isn't true
Suppose someone is actually INTERESTED and willing and DESIRING to live outside the USA in retirement.
Per small chance, just a couple readers happened to get RIF, re-trenched, or downsized pre age 65
Could you imagine a C-D poster who is NOT on a Federal or State pension
Surely EVERYONE gets retirement healthcare provided by their former employers...


It's true, I retired 16 days after I turned 60. With both a federal and state pension. My wife retired the same day I did, 14 days after she turned 58, but she only gets a state pension. And we both get free health care from the state and free Tricare from the military.
"Best countries to retire" may include the USA

If ...you are 'priviledged' (and retired AFTER age 65 and on a double 'attorney' income)! ... That is surely about 99% of C-D posters, but probably only 5% of C-D readers.

The Italian Alps looked pretty good to me last week.
I can see my next post-retirement career as a 'woodchopper'

At least I could get in to see the Dr, without insurance, and in spite of being retired over 15 yrs pre age 65.

USA Dr. would have his friendly 'retired' attorney friend draft up a property lien on my house, BEFORE he would schedule me in for an appointment.

As mentioned... The USA is great for those who can afford medical care / coverage.

My insurance coverage is free to me, but it's been a total waste. It's paid for a couple of prescriptions when I had bronchitis and when I stepped on a rusty nail. But other than that, my insurance hasn't paid for anything. Those two doctor visits were out of my pocket. Other than that, I've never needed the services of a doctor.

You gotta love the new USA A(?)CA options... $2000/ mo for a $20,000/yr out-of-pocket.
Perfect.... What's not to love about that!

Try not to be too bitter. I worked hard for those retirements. So did my wife.

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Old 05-02-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Miraflores
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It is Sunday morning here and my one year old had a slight fever the past two nights (but fine during the day) Do not feel like schlepping to the Doctor, So my wife called the insurance company and asked for a Pediatrician to come to the house. If we took him to the ER (it would be free) but to come to the house on Sunday it will cost me $15 bucks. You gotta love this country!
So, the pediatrician came and saw my son and I paid $15.00. She handed me a script with three medications on it (and I thought here's the catch). But No, we walked outside to her van, The driver came out and the DR. gave him the script wich he proceeded to fill on the spot at no additional cost. I bottle of Arithmetician, 1 bottle of Analgesic and a third bottle of something else.

I have a zero deductible health policy that only costs $53.00/mth!
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