Sistema de salud mexicano atrae gringos

21.09.2009 @ 12:45 \12\Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:45:00 +0000\00 +0000 UTC

Oh dulce ironía o el IMSS to the rescue! Y todo por 250 USD mensuales o menos:

It sounds almost too good to be true: a health care plan with no limits, no deductibles, free medicines, tests, X-rays, eyeglasses, even dental work — all for a flat fee of $250 or less a year. To get it, you just have to move to Mexico.

As the United States debates an overhaul of its health care system, thousands of American retirees in Mexico have quietly found a solution of their own, signing up for the health care plan run by the Mexican Social Security Institute.

The system has flaws, the facilities aren’t cutting-edge, and the deal may not last long because the Mexican government said in a recent report that it is “notorious” for losing money. But for now, retirees say they’re getting a bargain.

Obviamente todo esto es pagado con impuestos mexicanos:

The IMSS plan is primarily designed to support Mexican taxpayers who have been paying into the system for decades, and officials say they don’t want to be overrun by bargain-hunting foreigners.

No es state of the art, pero funciona:

Most patients seem grateful nonetheless. When Michael Kirkpatrick, 63, of Austin, fell off his motorcycle near his home in San Miguel de Allende, IMSS surgeons gave him a stainless-steel artificial hip.

There was no physical rehabilitation after the surgery, just a checkup a few weeks later.

“There was not the kind of follow-through and therapy that you would expect if you were doing this in the first world,” Kirkpatrick said. “But it was satisfactory. The hip feels good.”

Y claro, el IMSS tiene la opción de BYOP (Bring Your Own Pillow)

Bob Story, 75, of St. Louis, had prostate-reduction surgery at an IMSS hospital in Mazatlán and discovered that patients were expected to bring their own pillows. It was a small price to pay, he said, for a surgery that would have cost thousands of dollars back home.

“I would say it’s better than any health plan I’ve had in the States,” he said.

Fuente: USA Today via TeMaldigo


2 Responses to “Sistema de salud mexicano atrae gringos”

  1. rpina1 Says:

    que otra muestra quieren de que los gringos necesitan una reforma en su sistema de salud?

    No tener de otra más que ir al IMSS, eso si es estar en el hoyo…


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