Okay...think I've done all the homework I can on my own... have Searched This Forum and have taken the advice given to check out the Sanitas site...also find lots of posts re UK residents & h.c., but those don't address (obviously) the health care issues of an American moving to Spain.. :violin: :help: I've been here (Comares & near) for 9 days now...about 5 weeks to go this (first) visit - obviously, I'm here to answer the question, 'would I like living here?' Have already checked out Korea/Japan, Mexico, Germany, Italy (very desirable but wicked expensive, eh?) And despite the glitches/weather, everything I see/hear (especially @ this site), makes me want to be here. If I move here, I'll stay for the six winter months - will always summer in Leelanau Co., Michigan, US because hey - - it's Leelanau (you're all invited over to hang all u want). Online Guide to Leelanau County, Michigan I'll only need health care for myself. I am in my late-50's, living on a retired teacher's pension in the US; I say this because there is one older post here of a second-hand account of retired Americans living in Spain who are on Spain's equivalent of our Social Security system (I'm looking into the US and Spain having a reciprocal agreement regarding retirees...unsuccessfully, so far) - and that's who I'd really like to connect with here regarding this topic: US citizens :usa2: retired here in Spain, because they've already - presumably - covered all the ground that lays yet b4 me - - and I'm a big one for not re-inventing the wheel whenever possible.:yield: I should say that the owner (and all-around good egg) of the B&B where I am staying was completely certain that buying a private health care policy was the only option for Americans seeking residency in Spain B4 she read the aforementioned post... so it appears I may have more options than most folks would guess at first..(??) (I'll probably want to rent out whatever place I get here while I'm back Stateside each summer - but that's a topic for another post...) So. What say y'all?