The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

January 10, 2020  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #921 FRI, JAN 10 (01-10-2020):

#1- What you really need to know about Socialized Medicine and “free” National Healthcare plans in Latin Countries:
Yes, most all Latin countries have National Healthcare programs.  In many countries gringos and expats are eligible. The question is, are they acceptable and good enough for our discriminating tastes? The fact is, internet blogs and rags like International Living promote certain of those plans to gringos and expat wanabees saying they are just fine and virtually free (what a deal!). But the truth is they ain’t free and they can offer decent services one month and terrible service the next. Presently, they are sometimes used as marketing tools (and gringo bait). Today we have the real dope on the subject…
#2- Bernie and AOC are dead set on copying the Canada and the UK National Health plans because certain reports give them good marks for success:
Well, today we have a “boots on the ground” report from a British reporter (and mother) whose family uses the UK NHS system regularly. Today we get to see what first world socialized “National Healthcare” is really like..  and it generally sucks unless you are healthy and only need periodcheckups and labs.    
#3- When the SHTF worldwide, what will happen to the people of Latin America?
In whatever manner the SHTF... be it ecologic, economic, blackout, internet or banking systems down, the fact is that the vast majority Latinos and Latinas will survive as they always have. Every Latino and Latina has what we’d call an intrinsic “Plan B” but somehow they don’t know it.
#4- When it comes to your own “Plan B”, is taking Social Security at 62 a good idea, or is it best to hold off till 70 and get the maximum payout?
Today we explore those ideas and offer the best solution.
#5- There’s no FDA in Latin America;
Is that a bad or a good thing? Well, it can be a negative if you don’t do your homework, but having no FDA also means you can get umbilical Stem Cells and other cutting edge hi- tech treatments in Latin America. Here’s the story…

 #6- Be sure to pick up my "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT":

It's been completely revised for 2020 (and beyond) including the latest "Stem Cell" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to and click on the "Latin Healthcare Report”.

#7- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

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