Health Care in Baja

ACA – Obamacare’s Effects on American Expats Living Abroad

This article is for all the Americans traveling or living abroad who have, so far, avoided learning about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the upcoming Oct. 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 enrollment period, for ACA – Obamacare, there are bundles of questions that arise affecting US citizens who are outside the USA.

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Survey Shows Why Travelers are Choosing Mexico for their Retirement.

Let’s face it, most people start thinking of retirement a week or two into their first job. So it stands to reason that a lot of thought goes into people’s retirement plans. Those exploring foreign destinations have always had plenty of options, and a recent poll by Barclays Wealth International found that retirement is the top reason (27.27 percent) among people moving to Mexico. To find out why Mexico has emerged as a prominent retirement destination among expats, you can…

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Powerful Spiritual Healer in Mexico By Susan A Mahalick. Compiled By: Miguel Sedano

  I went to see someone called El Maestro, or Constantino, this past week in the wine valley close to my home in Baja.   People think very highly of this spiritual healer. Much publicity went out to let everyone know locally about his arrival. He had been here one day in January, but I could not go at that time. I figured it would be an all day affair, which indeed it was. Constantino came back for another three…

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Med to Go International – Paving the Way for Mexico’s Successful Medical Tourism Industry. Compilied By: Miguel Sedano.

According to recent statistics, over 59 million Americans do not have health insurance.  That said, there is obviously a tremendous need for affordable alternatives for those requiring either minor or major surgery.  Despite Mexico’s ongoing struggles, there are a few areas where the country is feeling a positive impact. Foreign investments are booming and now “Medical Tourism” is taking hold and bringing in a new type of visitor and potentially millions of dollars to the economy. With the ease and…

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San Ysidro “Stacked Booths” will speed up border crossing. By: Miguel Sedano

Even though demolition at the San Ysidro Port of Entry will be closing as many as five re-entry lanes at a time in the next few months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday that traffic may actually flow faster through the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. Traffic will be “channeled” into fewer lanes, the pace shouldn’t slacken because Customs will be opening additional inspection booths at each gateway to process two vehicles at a time. The…

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What retirees wish they knew when they were younger? By Miguel Sedano

Their answers were both simple and wise so I’ll summarize here. 1. Be happy now.  Not next week, not next month, not next year. Now. The great Western disease we are spreading around the world is “I’ll be happy when.” When I get that BMW, when I get that Ocean front house, when I get that status. Americans are among the luckiest people in the history of the world. Don’t get so wrapped up looking at what you don’t have…

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Benefits of Playing Tennis. By: Miguel Sedano

Playing tennis on a regular basis can help maintain or improve balance, mobility, agility, strength and fitness. It also helps burn calories. According to the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute  exercise physiologist and avid tennis player Gordon Blackburn, Ph.D., research shows that three hours of moderate aerobic exercise every week can cut the risk of developing heart disease by 50 percent. “Playing tennis at a moderate to vigorous intensity on a regular basis,” says Dr. Blackburn, “is a good…

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How safe is travel in Mexico

As a new travel warning by the U.S. State Department (http://travel.state.gov) points out, the areas of concern are not the beach resorts or historical cities most Americans visit, but rather the border towns, specifically Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juárez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros.

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USA: California medical tourism association formed to promote Baja

Baja California Medical Tourism Association (BCMTA) is a State of California non-profit mutual benefit association. It is the only association outside the Republic of Mexico totally dedicated to advocating and promoting medical services for the entire state of Baja California. BCMTA will represent all of Baja California not just one location or cluster

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