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Struggling to Find Health Insurance

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KarenFleur
5/20/2022 12:03 EST

My problem is that I’m 74 years old. I’m in good health, take care of myself, and have no preexisting conditions, but at my age I’m finding the cost prohibitive.

Anyone have any ideas?

I’m ready to move!

Thank you.

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geoffbob
5/22/2022 16:02 EST

k6capbill,
Was that before the pandemic? I ask because when I uaes James before the pandemic it was always easy. After that things chanded drastically. I recently checked with his office about the insurance requirement and they told me that the last few visa submissions they made did not require proof of insurance insurance. But they cautioned me not to be too jubliant because, well, one never knows do one?
As mentioned above by Elexpatriadado the government insurance EPS was so inadequate in my case too, that I make it a point not to try to use it. Of the EPS options Sura is reputed to be the best but I made the mistake of signing up with Nueva EPS.

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k6capbill
5/22/2022 14:38 EST

I did not have a problem. I had a lawyer here in Medellin handle my pension visa. Once I had that I was able to get a Colombian ID/cedula. I might suggest Visas by James, his office handled all the necessary paperwork. There is a fee for all that, I believe mine was about $1000 US.

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doctrina11
5/21/2022 10:15 EST

I thought it was possible to get “travel” medical insurance to qualify for the Visa. After you obtain the Visa you can seek a more permanent insurance solution. I haven’t researched this but recall some have followed this path. Good luck!

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