Monday, November 17, 2008
Whats up Doc?
One of the common questions we get is "what are you going to do about medical care, eh?"
First of all let me tell you what my family doctor in the states told me. He is ready to hang it up because the medical practice is loosing about 25 patients every month to a large national hospital chain and that the payments he is getting from the insurance companies were not sufficient to recruit any new doctors in the area. He also said that the whole medical industry is a big mess.
So, tell me something I didn't' know, Doc!
Well here in Mexico, there are doctors and there are doctors.
They still seem to have a value and old the profession in high regards down here. Just like in the states there are good ones and there are bad ones.
The difference is that both the good and the bad are affordable to the average person.
The better ones are affordable to the Americans that live here.
The bad news is that Medicare doesn't pay for any of it.
I would rather give money to a doctor that I felt had my interest at heart instead of the insurance companies.
We have had absolutely horrible experiences from some of our family members that were part of the "Big Hospital Group"
My experiences here have been minimal, but what I have had have been positive. Office visits run about 20 dollars, and they seem to treat you for what you need and not for a whole bunch of BS tests that are done to cover their asses, like in the litigious US.
I do not hear anywhere near the complaines from local residents here like I do from US residents.
I think that if you are in the bottom of the government insurance program, you will get bottom of the barrel stockyard treatment comparable to the "Big Hospital Group" in the US.
If you can afford $20 dollars then you will get the treatment you use to get in the US , 50 years ago. Treatment from a caring doctor who will actually come over to your house if you are really sick.
That's unheard of in the US.