Originally Posted by vchan2177
I I also understand that Mexico has lower health cost. I really believe the US health industry is ripping off the public.
Yeah, we lived there for 3 years and had 1 experience with the health care there (plus dental). 3 hours in the emergency room, fluids and pain meds cost <$200. When I arrived, I was seen immediately and no red-tape. A boulder (dramatic) of a stone took me out.
We know many Canadians who come for the dental (some major, some minor). All with good stories.
Most stay on tourist visas (up to 6 months) and leave the country for 3 nights and then return. We kept our address as our daughter's in TX & never had a problem. Used ATM's for funds (our banks refunded the fees even). I, too, played the spikes in exchange rates (big-boy Monopoly).
Living there was 50% less than Dallas, living comfortably. Sometimes you have your bad days in traffic or dealing with manana mentality, but you eventually chill to those moments. We still spend a month every year there & is super easy to return quickly if needed.
Biggest negative is maybe the variety of vegetables that you miss? But the margaritas make you forget about it.