A recurring expat theme revolves around quality of life. This is mostly subjective, and something you might perceive as positive which adds to your quality of life, might be a negative to me. One example might be the proximity of bars and clubs. If … [Read more...] about Quality of Life: What Does It Mean to You?
Guest Post by Kathryn Aragon The idea of traveling to a foreign country for medical care -- known as medical tourism -- may seem extreme or even unnecessary. But in some cases, it’s your best option. For me, it was a spinal cord injury that … [Read more...] about Medical Tourism in Panama
I've found it! Earlier this year, I wrote about my disappointment in a product that promised to be a roadmap for expats. Instead, it was a bunch of fluff -- mostly recycled fluff, at that. I haven't given up the search, though, because we future … [Read more...] about Finally! A Real Roadmap for Moving Overseas
What do Brazil, India, Costa Rica, Thailand, Panama, Singapore and Hungary have in common? They're all medical hotspots for Americans seeking procedures they can't afford in the US, according to travel website Boots 'n All. International Living … [Read more...] about Better Health Care Abroad — For Less
And Stay Healthy? I have some concerns about the food supply in my overseas location. How do I find out whether crops are grown with chemical pesticides or whether the cows are pumped full of antibiotics as they are in the US? I don't want to … [Read more...] about What Can I Eat Overseas?
Last October I asked the question, "Is US health care driving Americans to move abroad?" You can read the original post here. I followed up the question and post with a poll. When the poll closed, 19% of respondents listed health care as the "most … [Read more...] about It’s Official: US Health Care IS Driving Americans to Move Abroad
Well, I've done it. I've committed the unforgiveable blogging sin: I haven't kept up with my posting schedule. Normally I put up a new article every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. But the past couple of weeks, I've only done two, and not on schedule. … [Read more...] about The Sin of the Blogger
On March 21, the House passed the health care overhaul bill and on March 23, President Obama signed it into law. Nobody really knows how it’s going to impact expats, but preliminary indications are that, unless you earn more than the FEIE (foreign … [Read more...] about How Will the New US Health Care Law Affect Expats?
A couple of days ago, Limbaugh, self-proclaimed leader of the far right, told an on-air caller he will leave the country if health reform passes. Read the article Limbaugh said he would go to Costa Rica. The only problem with that plan? Costa Rica … [Read more...] about Rush Limbaugh Threatens to Leave the USA Over Health Care Reform
Tied to concerns about health care, some expats and future expats are also looking into what would happen if they were to retire overseas and then become too ill to take care of themselves. Mexico is working on an answer. As the US population ages, … [Read more...] about Assisted Living in Mexico