Tag: Healthcare

Jun 22 2011

My Experience Using the Costa Rica Medical System (the “Caja”)

When we decided to write about how the Costa Rica National Health Care System (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social – “Caja” for short) works, I didn’t realize that I would have an opportunity to write about my own personal experience.  It’s  really scary to be facing a medical problem while living in another country, one …

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Mar 14 2010

INS Medical Insurance

        The Community Action Alliance Costa Rica recently hosted a seminar featuring a representative agent for INS, the Country’s optional national insurance provider.  If you would like to read the seminar summary and see a scan of the INS medical insurance brochure which was given out that afternoon, visit the Private Health …

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Mar 14 2010

What’s the “Caja?”

The Caja is Costa Rica’s public health care system. The full name is the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS). We were able to join the Caja after being in-country for 21 days.  We had already submitted all of our residency paperwork and had the signed form which verified that fact.  We joined in our …

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Sep 05 2009

Video 3: The Big Issue: Healthcare

This is part three of a four-part video series recorded one month before our move to Costa Rica. At our home in Baltimore, we talked about our thought-process, the variety of research we did, and the many decisions we made along the way. We hope you enjoy watching them, and we look forward to offering …

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