our introduction to healthcare in puerto rico

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  1. Kevin Cackler says:

    Very good info David. This is something that was consistently at the back of my mind when we were there, and is good info to have for when we move back. I hope he’s recovering well.

    Can’t wait to see you guys again. Hopefully some time this summer.

    Kevin (And Anna and Isaac and Bear)

    1. David says:

      Kevin, we look forward to catching up with you guys hopefully this summer!

  2. Gatica says:

    Wow, not bad! I fractured my wrist last July and not sure whether to go to the emergency room or urgent care I decided on urgent care (in California). I waited four hours to be seen. I was xrayed and that confirmed a fracture, was then sent home with no pain meds and told to call the orthopedic surgeon that was referred to me. Called the next day and was told I could possibly be seen in 7-10 business days?!!!!! It wasn’t until my husband called and raised hell that they then scheduled to see me the following day. Of course not being a younster like Waylon, and the type of fracture that it was, I was to require surgery three days later. Anyway between urgent care, the visit to the orthopedic surgeon, two sets of xrays, and some manipulation and traction, my bill was close to $2000 but of course with medical insurance my copay was thirty bucks. Hope the best for Waylon with a full and speedy recovery.

    1. David says:

      Thanks for sharing your story and I hope your wrist is healing well. Yeah, the cost of medical care in the states has gotten pretty crazy…

  3. KCQ says:

    We would have purchased insurance awhile ago but found out about the 90 wait. Hell we only spent 5 months of insurance pymts in the last three years on out of pocket health expenses. Including dental and eye! No point in it for us atm. Btw, we didn’t use Manati Medical Center but the Doctors Center down the road. Brand new facility, great care, all the new shiny equipment, identical pricing to your treatment. I think I even got some services for free last time because we paid in full at discharge. I wish the US would make health care this simple.

    1. David says:

      Agreed Karen. I would love to find a plan that only covers catastrophes, with everything else paid out of pocket. If you happen to come across such a plan, please share… thanks!

  4. Christian says:

    Most doctors in PR speak English because they usually take it in college. As for the staff not always

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