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  1. Just an FYI, Costco has changed their hours here in Mexico. They previously opened at 9am but now open at 10am. We often would go early on Sunday mornings. Yesterday we arrived there at 9 and there were quite a few people waiting in their cars because like us, they weren’t aware the hours had changed. One of the employees told me they changed the hours in order to have the same store hours as Canada & the US. Mon-Fri 10-8:30 Sat 9:30-9 Sun 10-8
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  2. We believe once signed up you will have coverage for the duration of your policy. Not using it to this point should make no difference.
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  3. You have to be over 65 to qualify for Medicare? My Mother had her knee replaced when she was in her early 80's. She didn't have to pay a thing, but of course that was in Canada, and there are no age limitations. Thats the benefit of having a robust universal health care system.
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  4. At a Guanajuato state level meeting on Monday, a decision will be made if Temporary and Permanent Residents are to be entitled to apply for Seguro Popular. In the state of Queretaro only citizens may apply. In parts of Nayarit some SP offices have all ready placed some restrictions. The SP head office in Mexico City has been informing state SP directors to only provide SP to citizens. If you want SP and allowed to apply, you may be best do so now. www.soniadiaz.mx
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  5. We had an agreement with AMLO almost a year ago, if he was elected, he would again allow nationalizing of vehicles located in Mexico. Based on a discussion last night, SAT has approved nationalizing. They are determining costs, model years and NAFTA vs non-NAFTA. We believe we are weeks away from nationalizing cars starting with those who have patiently been waiting. I have no other answers but we are very optimistic. My web site www.soniadiaz.mx has a page dedicated to this subject and there I will post updates. saludos Sonia
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  6. For walkability, you might find it easier to just hop on a bus, eastbound, and go the five miles to Chapala, getting off at the plaza downtown. You will find walking to everything will be much easier, and taxis easier to find. The malecon is bigger and much more interesting, especially for kids, and there are many options for food in restaurants, on the street, and even choices for ice cream cones and frozen fruit 'paletas'. There will even be other kids, which is a rare sight in Ajijic, as well as more places with benches for relaxing breaks from walking.
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  7. During the day I think they come by about every 30 minutes or even more frequently.
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  8. After $5,000 (USD) worth of dental work from Dr. Don, around 2008, I couldn't chew anything. He was the nicest guy, like your best friend (think Velvet Glove). Then was introduced to a dentist in Chapala, who looked in my mouth for 1 minute and said, "I can't fix this, but I know who can", and I was introduced to Dr. Eloy Barrangan. Eloy worked out a repair plan, and I confronted Dr. Don in a gentlemanly fashion. He told me he'd refund my money, he just needed to meet with his accountant... Good thing I didn't hold my breath. Mutilple additional contacts, NO refund. It cost more
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  9. I recall having a pressure switch replaced to correct a similar problem. They are inexpensive, and the contact points do wear out in time.
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  10. If you have no insurance in the USA, there are "insurance Brokers" who will shop around and get you significant lower cost medical procedures...and I guess Medicaid patients can qualify for zero cost procedures..or not??. From other reports on this forum it sounds like Non Mexicans will be excluded from joining Seguro Popular
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  11. They took down the Chapala ferris wheel after the Carnaval ended. My guess is that you are seeing UFOs returning to their base which is alleged to be somewhere under Lake Chapala.
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  12. Actually the marine model is curved to meet the hull, and it also has 12 volt heater and fan. Still much better solution than outhouse or portable toilet. As documented by that famous masterpiece "Five hundred yards to the outhouse", by Willy Make it and Betty Wont.
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  13. He needs to retire. Totally botched implants he was not qualified to do. Have an attorney working to get my money back.
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  14. The Mobile Passport app works great; no one in line when I went through IAH earlier this week. Download before you go; you need to take your picture and add passport info for you and anyone else travelling with you. When you land open the app and select your entry airport and that is about it; follow the lines for Mobile Passport.
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  15. No, not a real bargain, just the benefit of having US Medicare and a Supplement for one’s medical insurance! Of course one must remember that Medicare Part B cost (most of) us $135/mo. and their Supplement close to if not north of $300/mo.
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  16. Funny as it goes well beyond these two states. You need to do more research as to what is happening and where. Hint Baja, Q Roo, parts of Nayarit, and and. You may also want to contact the main office in Mexico City as well. My contacts at SP including my discussions last night at 5 pm stated SP in Mexico City is advising to only provide SP to citizens. FYI we have a new President. I know the law about as well as anyone. Eight years ago all expats in SMA were denied SP. I challenged that and since then in SMA all TR and PR were then allowed to join. I have signed up thousands of clients
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  17. But only at an exorbitant cost, at least compared to SP
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  18. Hey Mark Webles, if you want to stick with crappy internet service and crappy customer service from Telmex, be my guest. I'm sick of them.
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  19. This is very sad. As a young person growing up in AZ and then later when working in West Texas we enjoyed being able to visit Mexican border towns have great eats and shopping (yeah and some boozing). I remember when we visited my father in law in McAllen we'd always take a trip to Reynosa for chow and his favorite bourbon. All those places are shut now and the jobs and livelihoods lost. The sad truth is at this point in time Mexico really cannot provide internal security let alone border security. For the good of both countries I support the efforts of the U.S. government to try and
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  20. People asking for assistance usually are not savy with Spanish wordings for many subjects. Don't use Google Translator correctly or use Goolge.com.mx. Don't know the correct names of the many Mexican institutes like I do. I have no problem doing it for them and doing it correctly instead of them Googling their inquiry in English on Google USA and getting some troll's advise which is common these days.
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  21. Dr. Alberto Don Olivera.... Don is his family name, not his first name, nor is it a nickname. Olivera would be his mother’s name. Some years ago a good number of his patients, including me, had to talk to Dr. Garcia, in order to get our money back from Dr. Don. Others just sucked it up. He had so botched the work he’d done. And had not kept complete records (ok, not uncommon at the time, a lot of doctors didn’t). Many dentists were aware they were fixing problems created by Don. I certainly hope he has improved in the ensuing years.
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  22. I just figured that if he paid only $1,000 for both knees he must have Supplement Plan “F” which in my part of the country is waaaay more than $125.
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  23. excellent doctor highly recommended
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