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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    My family and I are thinking about moving to France. We would like to base ourselves in Europe for a while and, as we both speak some French, think France would be the best place for us. We both work online so have no need to find a job as our income is the same wherever we are in the world. We...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    :ranger:I've read a lot of posts about health service provision and moving to Spain/Canary islands. Thank you for the information so far! I'd appreciate advice on the long term management of arthritis and heart related issues. I need regular check ups and I guess this becomes expensive . I'm...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, sorry if this is has been discussed before, i was looking through threads and couldnt quite find the answers i am looking for. I am looking to give birth here in paris. my first child was born in New york with a very natural, helpful sweet group of midwives (in a hospital). They were...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi All. My wife & I had originally considered moving to Spain (we're both late 60's & retired) but I'm now doubtful. We've looked at various places in Spain and in April we were staying in Guardamar to scout the area when I had an accident, fell down some stairs (sober!) and broke my arm. The...
  5. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Dear Fellow expats, My wife and I are moving to Porto in the coming months and starting a new job, my wife is pregnant and we are a little worried about getting good care in the months leading up to the birth. I see that most of the health and medical insurances that you can buy have a 10 month...
  6. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hi, I am a 25 year old American, and I am very interested in earning a masters degree in Europe, and quite a few of the program I'm looking at are in Germany. I've been planning on this for awhile, but I recently started dating someone who is HIV positive. He knows of my plans and is also...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Looking for a tax account or someone who can give me advice on French taxes. We are Americans with a long stay visa and our appointment with the OFII to get our carte de Sejour. We read that if one files French taxes and pays tax that it is possible to get on the social security health...
  8. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    My partner and I want very much to move to the Chapala area. Spent 3 mos. in winter in Ajijic, and we like! (I don't know where to put it in the forum, but we are retired seniors.) Our hesitation is we both have some health problems and we have to be sure there will be a doctor who can treat...
  9. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hello All, does anyone know a good homeopathic practicioner in Abu Dhabi or in Dubai? If yes, pls let me know. Thanks a lot in advance. Best, Henry
  10. Guides
    One in five expats, equivalent to around 38 million people around the globe, would prefer to be treated outside their country of residence if they fell seriously ill, a survey has revealed. And almost half, some 44% of expats are not happy with the health care available in the country where...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, My wife and I have just relocated from NYC to London. We're in process of signing a lease for a place near Clapham Junction (SW11), just north of Wandsworth Common. As we only know a few people here, we'd appreciate if anyone can recommend a good GP and prenatal center for my wife's...
  12. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hello everyone, Can anyone tell me how to find a room for rent on monthly basis or a cheaper hotel that gives a monthly rate. Also any suggestions on what to do about heath care untill OHIP kicks in ( I heard it takes about 3 months for that) after I get my SIN #. Thanks.
  13. Introductions
    Aging U.S. writer caring for 82-year-old partner (an Ex-Pat Irishman). We have family in the P.I. and are seriously considering re-locating there. Would love feedback from anyone who has lived/lives in the Camarina Sur area. There are two of us, one large cat, and loads of stuff to get rid of...
  14. Guides
    UK expats who plan to retire abroad often don't take long term health insurance in another country into account sufficiently and in enough detail, it is claimed. Many have become used to the free health care available in the UK and forget that the NHS is a residence based healthcare system and...
  15. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Does anyone know a good source of information on the health care reform? I'm particularly interested in how it affects immigrants. Thanks!
  16. Articles: Europe
    The British Minister for Europe has hit out at Spain for failing to help its beleaguered property market after visiting expats who face having their homes demolished. After seeing for himself the plight of British expats who could lose their properties in the south east of Spain after...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I know health coverage in France for EU citizens had undergone major changes in the last couple years. I am a British Citizen who has never worked in the UK. I do not believe I qualify for coverage under e121 (UK) ...difficult to get a clear (consistent) answer to this (e121) or indeed...
  18. Guides
    Retirement and pension plans are a major concern for most expats based in Europe, according to a labour market survey, but most are happy with healthcare.  Those who have moved to Europe are generally happy with the labour policies and welfare benefits as compared with their home countries, but...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I've been going through the threads and I still can't find the answers I'm looking for, mostly for my wife's peace of mind. I'm an American who lived in Sweden for a number of years and now I live in Scotland. For work reasons, I'm a research scientist, I am considering applying for a job with...
  20. The Expat Forum Lounge
    As many of you may already know, there is a huge debate (politest term I can think of) in progress in the US over proposed changes to the health care system there. The air is thick with all sorts of misinformation about various "foreign" health care systems and their alleged failures - mostly...
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