Americans sign up in droves for Mexican socialized health care

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Americans sign up in droves for Mexican socialized health care

Why? Because it's cheap. Probably too cheap for Mexico's own good, but in the meantime American retirees are using it as a way out of their own country's highly expensive medical offerings.

 

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.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2009-08-31-mexico-health-care_N.htm