The number-one inquiry people ask us is, “What possessed you to move to Mexico?” The number-one solution we offer is that we just might no more pay for to stay in America, so we discovered a country where we could, as well as relocated there.
We found ourselves in a position not unlike many Americans: A major illness strikes, unexpectedly, and though guaranteed and with revenues, the expense of moneying the ailment just comes to be too much. It ends up being, essentially, difficult. We were not the only one.
It ends up that more than 50% of bankruptcies filed in 2001 were medically related and also were submitted by middle-class property owners that not only had an earnings but additionally health insurance. The dominating myth that many bankruptcies result from bank card debt is not true. Less than 1% of filed personal bankruptcies are because of charge card debt.
Researchers discovered that, in those checked, 1.9 to 2.2 million U.S. locals submitted a “clinical bankruptcy”. The typical person filing for insolvency throughout the 2001 period invested $13,460 on co-payments, deductibles, as well as exposed solutions even though they had personal insurance policy.
” Our research is frightening. Unless you’re Bill Gates, you’re just one severe ailment away from bankruptcy. A lot of the medically bankrupt were ordinary Americans that occurred to get ill. Health insurance offered little defense,” stated Dr. David Himmelstein, an associate teacher of medicine at Harvard Medical College who led the research.
One more among the research study’s writers, Elizabeth Warren, said, “It does not take a medical catastrophe to create an economic disaster. A larger share of American employees are mosting likely to have insurance that’s like a paper umbrella. It looks great, as well as it could even safeguard you in a sprinkle, yet it dissolves in a rainstorm.”
In the autumn of 2002, we began to feel the spray on our paper umbrella turn into an unstoppable rainstorm. We needed to do something before the complete force of the downpour tore the paper umbrella to shreds and our lives together with it. We started to want to other options to buy our prescription medicines and also located them.
Other Americans are finding themselves in the exact same boat with few options where to select. I was reading the other day where a married couple from Illinois took legal action against the Federal government for the right to import prescription medicines from Canada.
They shed. The court dismissed the situation. Perhaps they ought to offer everything and transfer to Mexico as we did.
Relocating to another nation– one with a various language as well as culture– can supply lots of new challenges that can stun you, shock you, and also joy you. It takes a little obtaining utilized to, to claim the least.
One such shock was the first time I got all my required prescriptions filled up. I understood from our research to expect cheaper rates yet I did not know just how economical!
I went to the ATM as well as protected a hand filled with pesos after that treked forward to the Farmacia. They were helpful and happy however when they told me the complete cost, I had to re-ask, in my dreadful Spanish, if they were sure of the price.
You see, I was able to obtain all my drugs filled up for the cost of one, matter it, one co-pay of a name-brand drug in America! I am not making this up. A month’s supply of common Prozac is less than $16.00 USD!
We entered a new fact where everything– prescription medications, real estate, utilities, food, transport, home entertainment– is 25-75% less than it remains in America. My Social Security Disability revenue adequately covers our costs right here in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Moving to Mexico– an alternative for everyone? I question it. The service? I don’t know. What I do know is that we, and lots of various other Americans, can not sit idly by waiting for our elected authorities to function it out. We needed to do something about it– drastic as it was.
That paper umbrella wasn’t mosting likely to last long!