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Greetings to alll. Just wanted to inform that I just joined this forum. I can see ti is very informative.
 

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Greetings to alll. Just wanted to inform that I just joined this forum. I can see ti is very informative.
Welcome to the forum. You will find it most helpful as there are so many topics discussed and advice is provided from many individuals that are living the Mexican lifestyle and have been through the issues that arise with "newbies."

Never underestimate the advice when it is provided from a a real Mexican Expat.

A real treasure trove!
 

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Greetings

hello! I am new also. I am also new to talking on forums! I am retiring in the next 2 to 4 years and I am in love with Latin America. I am trying to figure out which country has the most interesting, but yet safe areas to live.

In Mexico, I am interested in Guadalajara area, or San Miguel de Allende. I read the news and I will stay away from the boarder, Michoacán, and other danger zones.

My only worry is medical insurance. I will have to rely on private insurance for emergencies and this is expensive. For routine checkups and some illnesses that can wait, I guess a trip to McAllen Texas is the ticket.
 

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hello! I am new also. I am also new to talking on forums! I am retiring in the next 2 to 4 years and I am in love with Latin America. I am trying to figure out which country has the most interesting, but yet safe areas to live.

In Mexico, I am interested in Guadalajara area, or San Miguel de Allende. I read the news and I will stay away from the boarder, Michoacán, and other danger zones.

My only worry is medical insurance. I will have to rely on private insurance for emergencies and this is expensive. For routine checkups and some illnesses that can wait, I guess a trip to McAllen Texas is the ticket.
If you get a permanent residency visa you are eligible for the free (or nearly free) social program for routine stuff. I'm sure one of the people already on the program will tell you about it.
 

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Thank you Detailman

Welcome to the forum. You will find it most helpful as there are so many topics discussed and advice is provided from many individuals that are living the Mexican lifestyle and have been through the issues that arise with "newbies."

Never underestimate the advice when it is provided from a a real Mexican Expat.

A real treasure trove!
Thanks for The advice and I receive it. Will be in contact.
 

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Thanks

If you get a permanent residency visa you are eligible for the free (or nearly free) social program for routine stuff. I'm sure one of the people already on the program will tell you about it.
I reallly appreciate The info. Given. I will check into The permanente residen y visa. Thanks.
 

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[with permanent residency, you are eligible for the free (or nearly free) social program for routine stuff.[/QUOTE]

That's GREAT news. I am searching the forums and learning about it. I see it takes some time, but its a sweet reward.
 

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If you get a permanent residency visa you are eligible for the free (or nearly free) social program for routine stuff. I'm sure one of the people already on the program will tell you about it.
Immigrants with Residente Permanente and Residente Temporal visas are allowed to pay into the Mexican Social Security System (IMSS) health insurance plan. It is not free but costs anywhere from $1420 (for children up to 19 years of age) up to $3733 (for anyone over 60) a year.
 

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Immigrants with Residente Permanente and Residente Temporal visas are allowed to pay into the Mexican Social Security System (IMSS) health insurance plan. It is not free but costs anywhere from $1420 (for children up to 19 years of age) up to $3733 (for anyone over 60) a year.
Thanks very much
 

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"It is cheap." YES AND YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR........
What you get depends a lot on where you're living in Mexico. I haven't signed up yet for coverage, but friends here in Mexico City say the biggest negative is having to wait a long time to get an appointment with a specialist.
 
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