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Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Jamaica?

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When we asked expats in Jamaica if healthcare and health insurance are expensive in Jamaica, they wrote...

"Healthcare and health insurance in Jamaica can be expensive, especially for those without access to employer-sponsored health insurance plans. The cost of medical care in Jamaica is generally higher than in other Caribbean countries, and the cost of health insurance can be prohibitive for many people. Additionally, the quality of care in Jamaica is not always up to the standards of other countries, which can make it difficult to find affordable and reliable healthcare," explained one expat living in Jamaica.

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"Ensure that you have insurance and don't take an unregulated taxi as it might not be insured. I was unfortunate to be in a pretty serious car crash here and it would have involved been horrendous health care costs without insurance," said another expat in Jamaica.

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