Tag: Healthcare

Aug 26 2016

Getting Married (Again) in Costa Rica

I have to admit, when more than 70 expat couples (among them, many of our friends) got married last Valentine’s Day in Atenas, I was mystified. I knew the mass wedding was to make legal matters in Costa Rica a bit easier, but I didn’t realize that we would soon need to do the same …

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Aug 02 2016

In the Mailbag: Consumer Spending, Healthcare, & Pet Transport

After our big annual cost of living issue (Our Annual Cost of Living in Costa Rica Issue for 2015), we got lots of responses and questions from readers. Here are a few: Marc D. wrote: YOUR BEST NEWSLETTER WORK YET! Thank you Paul and Gloria … keep it coming! So much empathy with this consumer spending …

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Aug 23 2015

Healthcare Expenses – A Budget Breakdown

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 (Updated August 23, 2015) Our normal monthly healthcare expenses in Costa Rica are about $170.60. Our monthly average for the year 2014 was $148.69 and the previous year, 2013, it was $157.49. Naturally, a large part of this amount is our monthly CCSS (Caja) health insurance. Here’s how our healthcare expenses break down: Caja: $57.73 for both …

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Aug 19 2015

In the Mailbag – August 17, 2015: Healthcare in Costa Rica

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag about our recent issue concerning healthcare in Costa Rica. From paddicakes: Just to let your readers know there are private medical options in Canada. This includes shoulder replacement surgery. However I personally do …

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Aug 19 2015

Our Costa Rica Healthcare Plan, by Rob and Jeni Evans

by Rob and Jeni Evans Admit it. In spite of the beautiful beaches and the tropical weather, affordable health care is a huge factor in why people retire to Costa Rica. Although I qualified for a pension at age 55, I found I had to continue working just to pay for my health insurance. While …

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Aug 06 2015

In the Mailbag – Healthcare in Costa Rica

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag about healthcare in Costa Rica. From Tom S.: Thanks for the truthful and honest articles on the CAJA. All systems in all countries have had people with good and bad experiences, good for …

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Aug 06 2015

In the Mailbag – Healthcare in Costa Rica: The Doctor Saved His Life

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag about healthcare in Costa Rica. From Nel C.: Last year, my husband, Blue, collapsed in our dining room in the early hours of the morning.  I heard a noise and got up and …

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Aug 06 2015

Healthcare in Costa Rica: An Update about Medicare Advantage, by Bob & Linda Beavis

Bob & Linda recently wrote about their experience with the public healthcare systems in Costa Rica as well as the private. You can read the original article at this link.   Update from Bob Beavis: I just thought I’d let you know that we have finally received word that our claim against our Medicare Advantage plan for Linda’s …

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Aug 06 2015

Healthcare in Costa Rica: From the Public System to the Private-Our Story, by Bob & Linda Beavis

by Bob & Linda Beavis April 26, 2015 It’s isn’t a bruise like we thought……. Linda fell on a section of very rocky road near our house on Friday and hurt her right shoulder. We thought just soft tissue damage but planned to go to our local Caja hospital clinic today for an X-ray just …

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Aug 02 2015

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – August 4, 2015 Special Healthcare Issue

Welcome to our Retire For Less In CostaRica Newsletter In Our Special Healthcare Issue: Costa Rica’s Caja: How it Works From the Public Health System to the Private: Our Story, by Bob & Linda Beavis In the Mailbag – Healthcare in Costa Rica Our Ultimate Healthcare Tour of Costa Rica     Costa Rica’s Caja: How it Works …

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