Jun 20, 2012, 1:56 PM
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My wife and I are considering retiring to Mexico (Chapala, Mazatlan or S. Miguel de Allende, if we can afford it) but find our biggest roadblock is the matter of health care, most particularly, the functioning of the IMSS, which strikes me as being even more complicated than that of Ontario’s OHIP (if such a thing is possible).
AsI understand it, there are some conditions the IMSS will not cover for one, two or three years after enrollment, and some conditions in which use of a private hospital would seem prudent. Evidently, in these cases, we would need some health insurance. Also, to complicate matters, we are both over 75, which makes some insurance companies recoil in horror..
As well, there are evidently some conditions that would preclude one’s joining the IMSS at all. I tried getting more information on this from a Mexican Government website, but just found a long treatise on asbestos-related lung diseases, which does not apply to us (hell, we’re both even non-smokers).
We wouild appreciate any help in pointing us to an insurance company that might be able the insurance we would need.