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The finest in managed health care in Mexico. Use your US and Canada insurance in Mexico

Managed Care is a system for health care delivery. It is organized for managing cost and utilization and for maintaining high quality care. Under this system, patients are managed by a contracted network of hospitals and doctors. Under Managed Care model, cost of treatment and quality of medical services are monitored and kept to the highest standards.

Whether you are travelling or living in Mexico, you can enjoy top-notch healthcare services under Managed Care model of Lakeside Medical Group. The group operates in a Managed Care environment which is very similar to how HMOs work in the United States of America.

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If you are moving to Mexico as an expat, you don’t have to worry about the availability of quality healthcare services. Mexico offers universal healthcare which is affordable and easily accessible. This is one of the main reasons why many US citizens either settle in this country or come here for cheap treatments. 

Need more clarity? Here are top 5 queries that expats have about healthcare in Mexico:

1) What are the available health insurance options?

Expats employed in Mexico are enrolled in IMSS (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social) which is a government organization assisting with public healthcare. This plan will not cover pre-existing conditions and the fees will depend on the expat’s financial situation and age.   If expats covered by the national healthcare system want to access to private healthcare, then they can choose to buy a private international or Mexican health insurance plan.

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Economic pressure caused by rising healthcare costs is forcing many Americans aged 50+ to retire in Mexico. Well-established expat communities, low cost of living and warm climate is also some of the reasons why   Mexico has become an appealing choice for retirees from America. In fact, Mexico was ranked fourth in the list of top 10 countries for retiring in 2020.   

Healthcare facilities in Mexico are affordable and accessible compared to the United States of America. According to a report by the International Living, cost of common surgeries and procedures in Mexico can be a third of what people pay in the USA. 

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There are a number of reasons why you may visit Mexico. You could be a sunshine person wanting to grab your share of the Mexican sun or someone who simply loves the rich culture and heritage of Mexico. Work and business trips can bring you to this laidback paradise too. 

No matter what your reason is, it's always a good idea to stay covered with the right health insurance and medical aid. More so because Mexico has forever been touted as the expat magnet for people from different countries. Luckily, there are plenty of options too.

For short visits and extended stays

Whether it's a holiday or a quick business trip, you are going to need adequate health cover. While your current employer may have you covered, it is always a good idea to check for health insurance plans that cover you locally. The best part is that there is a good range of insurance plans to cover your diverse needs in Mexico. You can have the travel accident plan often provided by US and Canadian providers though some may exclude coverage in Mexico. 

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Highly mobile global population is one of the main reasons why COVID-19 has spread in a devastating manner. It has brought unprecedented disruption to life, making more than 6.4 million people sick worldwide. Covid-19 crisis has also taken the sheen away from many elements of expat life. Expats are either feeling isolated or finding themselves subject to stringent rules and regulations that are different from their home countries. The fear of being confined in a country with a foreign language and strict rules has made expats extremely vulnerable. 

Reluctance in Shifting to a New Country

People are now increasingly reluctant in shifting to countries where medical infrastructure is not adequate. They are prioritizing access to quality healthcare like never before. 

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