One of my main concerns, addressed here kindly by Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua. Read the blog and learn.
“Both terrorism and insurance sell fear — and business is business” ― Liam McCurry, Terminal Policy
The greatest fear of mine is a slow, painful, and expensive death from a catastrophic illness or accident. Living abroad poses many health risks, especially living on a tropical island with limited access to quality health care. After a painful bout with Chikungunya, it became necessary to research our options for international health insurance.
I suppose there are pros to being uninsured in Nicaragua. Health care is cheaper. We don’t have to see a doctor to get antibiotics or other prescription medications. We can usually self-diagnose if the illness is small and uncomplicated. For serious illnesses, Vivian Pellas hospital and the new Militar hospital in Managua offer excellent care. But, without health insurance, a catastrophic illness or accident can be expensive.
I’ve written posts about the need to have emergency medical funds when living…
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