“Kathleen, here in Medellin, since Medicare does not cross the U.S. border for retirees, I’ve been winging it about health care insurance, ‘going naked’ so to speak. I just spent seven days in a private hospital, ultramodern with great care…and I’m fine…much better than when I went in.
“I just wanted to share with you that the entire cost, including emergency services, private room, an upper GI endoscopy, and five specialists’ consultations, was less than US$7,000. What would that have cost in the United States without insurance?”
–Larry R., Colombia
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