Canada Kicks Ass
Couple’s Mexican getaway ends in healthcare nightmare

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Vamp018 @ Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:29 pm

Freakinoldguy Freakinoldguy:
Vamp018 Vamp018:
"We’re Canadian"

Huge huge mistake, should have lied and claimed US. US-Mexico tip #1 when you are visiting Mexico from Canada, lie and say US. Why, US citizens will get better treatment and deals. Mexico does not want to piss us off to the point we send in our Troops and it wouldn't be a 1st time either. This is also why the Cartels try to avoid US Citizens and Military personal. The only Military Personal they want is former illegals who became legal thru service to the US. Those one's are considered Traitor's of Mexico by the Cartel's. Beside's Mexican's are blind to the US-Canada, so the lie will work.


So you're telling us that in when we're in Mexico we should be doing what you people have been doing to us for over 60 years?

ROTFL



Yep and do the same in 2015 to avoid the US ACA.

   



Centre @ Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:23 am

bootlegga bootlegga:
BartSimpson BartSimpson:
Mexico has national health care for Mexicans. All others pay cash. By the way, with the implementation of Obamacare Canadians will encounter this same treatment at some US hospitals starting this year and (barring the repeal of Obamacare) at all US hospitals as of January 1, 2015.

Granted, you'll still get better emergency care than in Mexico, but you're going to be billed for it and you won't be allowed to stay for continued care.


No biggie, that's what travel medical insurance is for...




I agree but in this case cash up front seemed to be the deciding factor.



$1:
She was rushed by ambulance to a private hospital, where they were asked for $2,500 up front. While the couple has medical insurance, they did not have the money in hand and had to move to a different hospital.



And the lesson learned from this story is always check balcony railings anywhere you go to see if they are secure.

   



Brenda @ Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:33 am

BartSimpson BartSimpson:
CanadianJeff CanadianJeff:
BartSimpson BartSimpson:
Mexico has national health care for Mexicans. All others pay cash. By the way, with the implementation of Obamacare Canadians will encounter this same treatment at some US hospitals starting this year and (barring the repeal of Obamacare) at all US hospitals as of January 1, 2015.

Granted, you'll still get better emergency care than in Mexico, but you're going to be billed for it and you won't be allowed to stay for continued care.


No we won't because of travel insurance.


You still won't be allowed to receive continued care in the US. After January 1, 2015 if you suffer a trauma in the US you'll be treated, stabilized, and sent home regardless of your insurance or the size of your bank account.

And that is different with last year how?
Or with any other country, actually?

   



bootlegga @ Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:22 am

BartSimpson BartSimpson:
You still won't be allowed to receive continued care in the US. After January 1, 2015 if you suffer a trauma in the US you'll be treated, stabilized, and sent home regardless of your insurance or the size of your bank account.


Given the huge differences in costs for treatment between our system and yours, I would expect that the insurance company would do that anyways, especially if the treatment is complicated and/or lengthy in nature. No company is going to pay $47 for an aspirin in a US hospital when they can fly you home and have the government pay for it.

   



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