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  1. What do you pay for chiropractic adjustments? And what is the average cost for 1/2 hr. therapeutic massages?
  2. I understand, but you are really renting just the structure, not so? Any problems with the house/apt. is on you to sort out. So you'd be responsible for organizing repairs to someone else's property. Am I correct with these assumptions? Am I correct that this would not be the case in every rental? (Where some landlords would do repairs on their properties)?
  3. So you're just renting the structure, it seems. Everything in it (plumbing, electrical, appliances, etc.) are yours to maintain? If so, it completely defeats the intended purpose of renting. Not so?
  4. Good to know, thank you. Is 2000 pesos the price for Mexicans? Did you ever check out any of these 2000 peso rentals? I'm curious to know just what you'd get for that price.
  5. What are the best ways to find these, other than by word of mouth?
  6. Call me old fashioned, but I find it very had to believe that people would actually resort to soliciting contributions (from total strangers no less). I suppose it's much more viable than going through the experience and expense of relocating somewhere in the US where Medicare covers most of your health needs at age 65+. So, I digress, I guess it's actually not all that hard to envision after all. Taking the path of the least resistance..... I suppose if Medicare covered senior expatriates outside of the US the gringo population in Mexico (et al) would be much, much greater than it is now.
  7. That begs the question of what happens when you become uninsurable. What is the next step? (assuming you plan to live for a number of years)
  8. Sounds like IMSS is unreliable ( as most gov't.run health systems.) Appears you could be seen pretty quickly or wait a long time (and everything in between). It appears that the best approach to all of this would be to take out a health policy with a high deductable ( for anything potentially catastrophic) and pay for doctor visits and meds out of pocket. Any thoughts about this?
  9. And afterward 10,350 mxn per year? Are there long wait times to see a doctor (I'm assuming in the Chapala clinic?) Does having IMSS protect you from catastrophic health costs during the first two years and beyond? Am considering an expatriate health policy for the first two years of IMSS and then dropping the insurance once fully vested in IMSS the beginning of the third year and paying for MD, dental visits and prescription drug costs out of pocket with IMSS specifically used for the more serious, potentially costly accidents/illnesses.
  10. Is IMSS for the more serious/ potentially costly occurences a possible alternative to all of this? Or am I automatically excluded from IMSS due to taking blood pressure meds?
  11. Let me see if I understand this correctly. Let me see if I understand this correctly. 116, 920.04 mxn = 6,173 USD or 514.41USD/mo. 25,500 mxn= 1,346 USD I don't mean to be a nosy SOB, but are my figures acccurate?
  12. Anyone have one of the expatriate health plans that cover Mexico specifically?
  13. Yes, I do. The health insurance would be for hospitalization, accidents, etc. (anything where a very large expense is likely). Everything else would be paid for by myself.
  14. I agree. Sounds like you're damned if you do, damned if you don't. Not telling doctors what meds you take could well be the end of you.
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