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Dr. Carlos Garcia Discusses New Hospital

The head of Maskaras Clinic in Riberas del Pilar sat down with the Lake Chapala Reporter to describe his plans for the new hospital on the Carretera across from the Chula Vista Country Club. Lake Chapala Reporter: I saw a full-page ad recently which focused on minimally invasive cardiovascular intervention as one of the offerings… Keep Reading

Medical Evacuation Services Compared

If you’re a senior expat from the US or Canada, a medical evacuation plan could be your catastrophic health plan. And it costs less than a typical Mexican private health plan’s deductible. Although many Guadalajara medical facilities and staff are world-class, and the cost of health care is much lower than it is north of… Keep Reading

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Private Health Insurance in Mexico: Is it Worth It?

There are only two groups of foreigners who don’t have to think about Mexican health insurance. The first group comprises snowbirds and sunbirds, who are probably covered by their home country’s health insurance plans when they travel to Mexico for a few months. They’re usually paying quite a bit more, of course, since north-of-the-border health… Keep Reading

Ignorance Can Be Dangerous To Your Health

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… Keep Reading

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Another Seguro Popular Information Session Coming

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… Keep Reading

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Revisions to Seguro Popular Procedures

SP2Sometimes 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.

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Seguro Popular Part 2 – Signing Up

Since its start in 2003, Seguro Popular has rapidly evolved as Mexico’s Universal Health Care System. As I stated in Part 1 of this 3-part series, all residents of Mexico are eligible for SP, including immigrants with Residente Temporal, Residente Permanente, FM3 or FM2 visas. It is paid for by sales taxes. Seguro Popular is… Keep Reading

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