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In almost 30 years I have never had an issue with access to healthcare but in Germany. Generally I get insurance referral and appointment with specialists handled, issued and in my in-mail within the same day I see or call my primary provider.
Cost of living is a very flexible term - location and expectation are big factors. It was higher in small town AL then in DC for us and TX knocked me off my feet when it came to utilities.
I always had 21 vacation days plus sick leave, DH is after ten with the company at roughly a week per month and it can be accumulated.
I am nosy - where are you in the US? PN? Thank you.
I suspect Mamasue, when mentioning healthcare, was referring to getting access to the healthcare system initially - and not when you are in the system (ie with insurance) and merely needing appointments.

Glad that you have rarely had an issue with access to the US healthcare system - some 40 million Americans still have that problem. Either because they have no jobs and cannot afford it or they have pre-conditions which can exclude you from many individual plans.
 

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Crawford you're right....if you've got great health insurance, you're fine!!
I fall into the pre-existing conditions category....they're asking $1300 a month just for basic insurance.....can't afford that kind of money on my pension!
I'll qualify for Medicare in another 4 years.... just gotta stay healthy till then!!:rolleyes:
I'm living in GA... which, out of all the states I've seen (Been to 39) IMHO is the nicest....for my needs anyway.
People are friendly, weather is good, lots of positives!
Sorry about the health insurance situation - and here's me fretting about my $471 a month for an individual health policy.

Good luck to you and stay healthy :)
 
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