One more encouraging post here for people to show some self discipline in their posts. This is a very good discussion overall, and it would be a shame for it to be shut down because of snarky, selfish comments. I'm really impressed with all you bored, pissed-off, old people for showing the restraint you have so far.
I'm really kidding, I know there are frustrations, but it is not relevant to US cruisers and health care
If you feel angry, simply don't post here please, in the interest of continued civil, relevant discourse.
Moderators, can we just selectively shut users down instead of the thread? The shutting down and restarting of threads creates a disconnect in the knowledge base, and this is some important stuff.
I know people who travel to latin america for medical
care. It is pretty common Mark, but not for the masses. I have had VERY good care in Cuba
, and I like the pharmacy model in Costa Rica
- bypassing the Doc for many things.
Asset protection is a very good way of describing your catastrophic plan.
The idea of buying
into a plan when diagnosed is understandable, but is going to be a major issue as we move forward. Having pre-existing protection will allow people to cash in big on insurance
without having paid in over the years. Not sure how that will go. It would be like Boat US paying a claim for insurance you bought after storm damage.
Us thirty-somethings are very curious what it will look like for us. My work is breaking me slowly, despite a healthy lifestyle, and I take advantage of my health insurance
way more than I'd like. My coverage is $7800 a year for myself and two dependents, employer pays 2/3. Wife on her own plan for less than $100 a month, catastrophic type, because she does not ever use health care
. Even had the babies at home for free.
I can see health
care being an important part of planning a cruise
for some people. Here's wishing you all good health
and fair winds-