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Old 12th December 2014, 03:25 AM
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I Googled for months and never found an insurance that was useful here since your over 60 the companies here in PI WILL NOT insure you. If you find one please share it.
I know of an Aussie that is using Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is over 60 but not yet 70. They will insure up to 70. He is paying 6000p/mo and has 220,000p coverage for hospital inpatient care. They gave him a credit card that he gives the hospital when being admitted. He recently used it for a surgery in Manila.

I will try to get more info from him the next time I see him. He is also diabetic.

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Just for information. If you are eligible (ex-military) and are registered with the VA for medical, it counts as having insurance so you don't have to pay the penalty.

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Fred,

I served as a medical corpsman in the army from 69-71 but I didn't make it a career. In retrospect, with the cost of medical care these days, I should have!

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I served as a medical corpsman in the army from 69-71 but I didn't make it a career. In retrospect, with the cost of medical care these days, I should have!
You do not have to have retired from the Military. You only have had to serve a minimum time and have a other than dishonorable discharge. I was in the USMC from 1956 thru 1967 and have had the VA medical coverage since 2000 when I found out I was eligible for it.

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Fred,

What you say is true but the VA has income thresholds that determine eligibility for health benefits. For 2013 the income threshold was $37,733. If your annual income exceeds this number (with 1 dependents) then you are ineligible. In my case my pension and social security benefits put me over the income threshold.

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