(Last Updated 02 November 2018)
Three years ago I wrote about some current costs in Colorado and why the Cost of living Philippines is often 1/12 the cost of the USA. It’s summarized below.
Why bring up something three years old today?
Well, my wife and I are currently in Florida, getting ready to return to our home in the Philippines in just a few days.
Many of our experiences on this trip are about the same as our trip three years ago.
To Stay Or Move
A primary purpose of this trip (October 2018) was to “sniff the air” if you well, to see if we both might decide it was time to move back to the USA.
I was recently diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Not very happy news. But I’m taking steps to minimize the issues (like getting off those damn cigarettes (yet again)), losing weight and other health-promoting things.
One of the reasons I started thinking strongly about going back to the USA is …
There’s No US Medicare in the Philippines
Many of my readers, of course, know this, but every month I get contacted by people who want to know the answer to things like “What hospitals in the Philippines “accept” Medicare”? and similar queries.
The answer is short and simple (although harsh to some). None.
US Medicare does not pay at all for any procedures or care received outside the USA.
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