Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to choosing doctors in Mexico. In fact, ignorance can be dangerous to your health. “Common knowledge” among the expat community is that private doctors are the best doctors in Mexico. But, in fact, public hospital doctors are generally the best trained and most likely to be up-to-date on the latest…
In case you missed the very well-attended information session on November 19th regarding Mexico’s universal health care system, Seguro Popular, there’s going to be another one. Seguro Popular is free for most senior expats who have a residence visa (not tourists).
The FREE session will be held at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) in Ajijic on Wednesday, December 9th at 9am, and there’ll be another session at 10:00am. Although the sessions are free, LCS is requiring tickets to attend in order to manage seating. You’ll want to get a ticket in advance to make sure you get a seat – or, take your chances and buy a ticket at the door.
The sessions will be conducted in English, and will provide all the information you could possibly want about this wonderful health care benefit. You’ll also have a chance to sign up for it, if you want to. If you think you might want to, please bring:
- Copy of your residence visa (Temporal or Permanente)
- Copy of signature and photo page of your passport
- Copy of address verification (CFE or phone bill)
- Copy of CURP document.
As you’ll find out, there’s no reason to be caught without health insurance when you need it!
Here’s your chance to learn what Mexico’s universal health care is all about. If you’re retired and over the age of 60, you qualify. And, it’s usually free.
Bring your official ID (passport or Jalisco driver’s license), proof of residency (electric or telephone bill), and your CURP document to sign up for the insurance.
The information session will be held at the seis esquinas (six corners) centro de salud (health center) in Ajijic on Thursday, November 19th at 1pm. The address is Ocampo #102. The session is free. You’ll find out (in English) what services and procedures are covered, and how the whole system works. Check here to do some advance reading.
Residents of the US are required to have ACA medical insurance (Obamacare), unless they are over the age of 64, since they are covered by basic Medicare insurance, or they have other qualifying medical insurance, or they will be in the US fewer than 36 days in 2016, or they qualify as a bona fide…
Sometimes in Mexico it seems nothing ever changes, even when it may need to change. Other times, the Mexican government changes things quickly and drastically, sometimes with no apparent reason. That full range of possibilities covers recent procedural changes to Seguro Popular, Mexico’s universal health care.
Lakeside expatriates who arrived at Lakeside prior to 2008 only had one option for government health care from Mexico: IMSS.