Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Mexico?
When we asked expats in Mexico if healthcare and health insurance are expensive in Mexico, they wrote...
"Healthcare and health insurance in Mexico can be expensive, depending on the type of coverage and services needed. Generally, public healthcare is available at a lower cost than private healthcare, but the quality of care may not be as high. Private health insurance can be expensive, but it often provides more comprehensive coverage and access to better quality care. Additionally, many employers in Mexico offer health insurance plans to their employees, which can help to reduce the cost of healthcare," commented one expat who made the move to Mexico.
"I do not have medical insurance here in Mexico. And, most of my Dr's do not accept insurance anyway. Office visits, and hospital care are 1/5th the cost of USA and much better. In office appointments are usually an hour long instead of the 15 minute flyby of USA. Few Specialist have nurses. They do their own scheduling," remarked another expat in Queretaro City and Tequisquiapan, Mexico.
- What do I need to know before moving to Mexico?
- How do I find a place to live in Mexico?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Mexico?
- What is the average cost of housing in Mexico?
- Should I buy or rent a home in Mexico?
- What should I pack when moving to Mexico?
- What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Mexico?
- Why do people move to Mexico?
- What are healthcare services like in Mexico?
- What are medical services in Mexico like?
- What are typical rents in Mexico?
- What appliances are typically included in a rental?
Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Mexico?If you live in Mexico, newcomers to Mexico would love to hear your answer to this question:
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Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.