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    Default Medical Costs.. x rays cat scan

    Just thought I would post

    At Clinic Abreu.. two x rays. head .. 800 pesos

    ct scan / 2600 pesos

    I have insurance which paid.. I do not know if prices would be different for someone without local insurance.

    *I have hearing loss, and now sudden nausea and dizziness,.,, thought the hearing loss was from a couple of years ago when a baby squid took up residence in my ear.. ok.. tomorrow for the blood test and full hearing test.

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    When I broke my wrist each x-ray at 3 different clinics charged 400 pesos each. Guess it must be a standard rate as we didn't have insurance.

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    Chest x-ray in jarabacoa - 40 pesos

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    Have no clue how much they cost here in PC but I bet they are around that, a friend of mine broke her foot and had to have two x-rays, plaster etc., and it all cost her RD$4,000 without insurance.

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    If it's that cheap, why bother with insurance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicagoan View Post
    If it's that cheap, why bother with insurance?
    because apart from a small thing like breaking your leg you may also have a car accident, require extensive surgery, get cancer and run into situations that will leave you penniless. each of those could end up costing you a cool million pesos. you have that much spare change? i don't.

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    Chest X-ray, clinic luperon, capital, RD200 with insrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    because apart from a small thing like breaking your leg you may also have a car accident, require extensive surgery, get cancer and run into situations that will leave you penniless. each of those could end up costing you a cool million pesos. you have that much spare change? i don't.
    I appreciate what you say. However, in my case, I will be on Medicare starting next month. In case of a major surgery or a catastrophic illness, I could go back to the US. I understand that is not the case for everyone, and I should have qualified my former post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicagoan View Post
    I appreciate what you say. However, in my case, I will be on Medicare starting next month. In case of a major surgery or a catastrophic illness, I could go back to the US. I understand that is not the case for everyone, and I should have qualified my former post.
    I used to think like you - and my supplemental insurance will reimburse us for any emergency care we need for the first 90 days we're out of the country.

    What happens if you're in an accident on day 91? It's not the US where car insurance pays your medical bills.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicagoan View Post
    I appreciate what you say. However, in my case, I will be on Medicare starting next month. In case of a major surgery or a catastrophic illness, I could go back to the US. I understand that is not the case for everyone, and I should have qualified my former post.
    if you have a car accident and need to have both legs amputated asap your chances of going to the USA to have it done are zero. think about that. heart attack, stroke, head injury - the same thing, you are going nowhere. health insurance is one of the things you keep on paying for all your life yet still you are best off never using a cent that you put in.

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