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(Fox 5 San Diego)   Sick U.S. citizens living in Mexico keep showing up at the border and calling ambulances to take them to U.S. hospitals. If only there was a wall that could keep disease vectors out   (fox5sandiego.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 1:33:52 PM  
They must have really awesome insurance
 
2020-06-30 3:58:42 PM  
Why are they coming back to the US for medical care?
 
2020-06-30 4:00:56 PM  

whither_apophis: They must have really awesome insurance


Based my limited experience with expats (and seasonal expats) in Sayulita, San Pancho, and La Paz, they do.
 
2020-06-30 4:34:41 PM  
I used to have health insurance through Healthnet. It covered pretty much every country but only offered emergency care in the USA for 30 days with a guaranteed payment cap of $5M. The coverage automatically expired if I moved back to the USA or stayed longer than 30 days.
 
2020-06-30 4:36:15 PM  

johnny_vegas: Why are they coming back to the US for medical care?


They had a cunning plan...
 
2020-06-30 4:41:44 PM  
They should turn them away. You don't want to live here then you should live with the choice you made.
 
2020-06-30 4:44:06 PM  
Can't deny re-entry to a US Citizen.

Not for a missing passport.

Not for a disease.

That's why you quarantine.
 
2020-06-30 4:50:11 PM  

abhorrent1: They should turn them away. You don't want to live here then you should live with the choice you made.


I am sure it will break your brain, but people have properties around the world and actually go to live there for a spell, because they can. Trying to imply that their citizenship should be ignored or even denied for doing so only shows what a backwards little cretin you are

So do us a favor and stick to your narrow minded, ignorant little bubble of impoverished mono-culture and leave the rest of us be to enjoy living in the 21st century. When we want the opinion of a backwards, provincial oaf we'll be sure to ask
 
2020-06-30 4:56:06 PM  
They must have other motives. The hospitals I've been to in the large cities are as nice as here and helluva lot cheaper.

In december I flew from Alabama to San Diego then crossed into Tijuana and went to a brand new privately owned hospital and had a life saving surgery. From airfare for 2 to several days in a 5 star resort complete with a butler surgery etc. A hair under 5k. Same thing here with excellent medical insurance just my part for the same thing were going to be in the neighborhood of 22k. Not counting the hospital stay etc. Just for the procedure only.
 
2020-06-30 4:57:00 PM  

johnny_vegas: Why are they coming back to the US for medical care?


Get an appendectomy in a non-border provincial town before being too puzzled about it.
 
2020-06-30 4:57:12 PM  
Why are we letting them in?
 
2020-06-30 4:57:18 PM  
Should read under 7k total. 5k was for surgery and resort stay. Airfare was 1200 then spending money on sight seeing etc
 
2020-06-30 4:57:44 PM  

Enigmamf: johnny_vegas: Why are they coming back to the US for medical care?

Get an appendectomy in a non-border provincial town before being too puzzled about it.


You're not my supervisor!
 
2020-06-30 4:58:51 PM  

thrillbilly1967: Should read under 7k total. 5k was for surgery and resort stay. Airfare was 1200 then spending money on sight seeing etc


You could've charged admission to the procedure to further defray the costs

/glad it worked out so well for you!
 
2020-06-30 4:59:22 PM  

joker420: Why are we letting them in?


Because they're tax-paying American citizens?
 
2020-06-30 4:59:39 PM  

rcain: abhorrent1: They should turn them away. You don't want to live here then you should live with the choice you made.

I am sure it will break your brain, but people have properties around the world and actually go to live there for a spell, because they can. Trying to imply that their citizenship should be ignored or even denied for doing so only shows what a backwards little cretin you are

So do us a favor and stick to your narrow minded, ignorant little bubble of impoverished mono-culture and leave the rest of us be to enjoy living in the 21st century. When we want the opinion of a backwards, provincial oaf we'll be sure to ask


You sound mad.
 
2020-06-30 5:00:56 PM  

joker420: Why are we letting them in?


Because they are US Citizens, you pathetic little ape man
And unlike you, have the mobility and the financial where with all to live their lives as they see fit
 
2020-06-30 5:06:48 PM  

rcain: abhorrent1: They should turn them away. You don't want to live here then you should live with the choice you made.

I am sure it will break your brain, but people have properties around the world and actually go to live there for a spell, because they can. Trying to imply that their citizenship should be ignored or even denied for doing so only shows what a backwards little cretin you are

So do us a favor and stick to your narrow minded, ignorant little bubble of impoverished mono-culture and leave the rest of us be to enjoy living in the 21st century. When we want the opinion of a backwards, provincial oaf we'll be sure to ask


I think if they voted GOP/registered Republicans they should be told to fark right off.

I live between the US and Colombia(depending on job) and I am a dual citizen there.

Colombia and Costa Rica and Panama are full of Trump humping Magats who think the rules do not apply to them and they are the worse for visa violations and doing terrible shiat.

Also look at the brits in Spain who voted for Brexit and got butt hurt when Spain is forcing them to become permanent residents and having to live in Spain six months out of the year to maintain it.

So while the poster you replied to sentiments are wrong"love it or leave it" a lot of expats are pussies and live in urban areas in other countries and pretend they are roughing it.

Also, see expat americans not following quarantine rules and getting sick and now wanting to come home.
 
2020-06-30 5:13:39 PM  
Why would I stay in Mexico in a hospital where all the nursing staff is the product of Mexico's education system when I could come back to the good old USA where all the nurses and CNAs will be from Haiti and the Phillipines
 
2020-06-30 5:14:16 PM  

rcain: joker420: Why are we letting them in?

Because they are US Citizens, you pathetic little ape man
And unlike you, have the mobility and the financial where with all to live their lives as they see fit


LMAO, I say let the anti-maskers suffer.
 
2020-06-30 5:17:00 PM  
All the wealth being sucked out of American citizens by the "whatever the market will bear" rent and home pricing could be going into our socialist system instead of the wealthy land owners pockets.
Greed. That's all it is.
They'd still be rich, just not super stinking filthy rich.
/Huevos rancheros and coffee - less than 5 bucks.
Or ..Trump plays golf today. Your call.
 
2020-06-30 5:19:11 PM  

rcain: joker420: Why are we letting them in?

Because they are US Citizens, you pathetic little ape man
And unlike you, have the mobility and the financial where with all to live their lives as they see fit


And yet they still won't give you tree fitty for posting this.
 
2020-06-30 5:22:47 PM  
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2020-06-30 5:30:54 PM  
Don't bank so much on the "they are citizens" aspect. Have you not been watching the news that last 3.5 years?
 
2020-06-30 5:36:39 PM  

thrillbilly1967: Should read under 7k total. 5k was for surgery and resort stay. Airfare was 1200 then spending money on sight seeing etc


What's the best way to source overseas medical care?
 
2020-06-30 5:37:59 PM  

DippityDoo: All the wealth being sucked out of American citizens by the "whatever the market will bear" rent and home pricing could be going into our socialist system instead of the wealthy land owners pockets.
Greed. That's all it is.
They'd still be rich, just not super stinking filthy rich.
/Huevos rancheros and coffee - less than 5 bucks.
Or ..Trump plays golf today. Your call.


I hate to break it to you, but income disparity exists outside of the US. In fact, a third of the Mexican population lives on less than your eggs and a café, a day.
 
2020-06-30 5:40:20 PM  

theflatline: rcain: abhorrent1: They should turn them away. You don't want to live here then you should live with the choice you made.

I am sure it will break your brain, but people have properties around the world and actually go to live there for a spell, because they can. Trying to imply that their citizenship should be ignored or even denied for doing so only shows what a backwards little cretin you are

So do us a favor and stick to your narrow minded, ignorant little bubble of impoverished mono-culture and leave the rest of us be to enjoy living in the 21st century. When we want the opinion of a backwards, provincial oaf we'll be sure to ask

I think if they voted GOP/registered Republicans they should be told to fark right off.

I live between the US and Colombia(depending on job) and I am a dual citizen there.

Colombia and Costa Rica and Panama are full of Trump humping Magats who think the rules do not apply to them and they are the worse for visa violations and doing terrible shiat.

Also look at the brits in Spain who voted for Brexit and got butt hurt when Spain is forcing them to become permanent residents and having to live in Spain six months out of the year to maintain it.

So while the poster you replied to sentiments are wrong"love it or leave it" a lot of expats are pussies and live in urban areas in other countries and pretend they are roughing it.

Also, see expat americans not following quarantine rules and getting sick and now wanting to come home.


Should read this Twitter thread about a UK couple who have a retirement home in France, and are shocked to discover Brexit means possibly selling their home.
 
2020-06-30 5:47:20 PM  
You know what would be even better subby?

If we had a health care system that wasn't the laughingstock of our peers. One which wouldn't bankrupt the average American with medical bills. One which didn't leave MILLIONS of Americans without access to basic healthcare.

If we had an economic system with a social safety net which could help protect our economic prospects in times like this.

If we had federally mandated sick time for all employees, so people wouldn't have to choose between not being evicted or not putting food on the table and going to work sick, spreading disease with greater efficiency throughout our society.

If we had leadership who wasn't committing genocide through willful negligence on the American people.

If we had not had "conservatives" completely destroy our country's checks and balances so that a patently unfit for office, all but openly compromised by hostile foreign leaders, incurious, stupid, semi-literate, obsessively self-interested, arrogant, dullard wouldn't have to STAY in office if they endanger the country resulting in well over 100,000 human lives needlessly lost - and counting.

ANY of that would be a lot more effective than a stupid farking wasteful boondoggle of a wall that doesn't do jack shiat to stop the vast majority of undocumented immigrants who just FLY IN TO OUR COUNTRY LEGALLY ON PLANES AND THEN JUST STAY.
 
2020-06-30 6:26:13 PM  

abhorrent1: They should turn them away. You don't want to live here then you should live with the choice you made.


So US citizens are required to pay income taxes on money they make out of country but they can't be allowed back home?
 
2020-06-30 8:22:06 PM  

rcain: joker420: Why are we letting them in?

Because they are US Citizens, you pathetic little ape man
And unlike you, have the mobility and the financial where with all to live their lives as they see fit


It's hard to feel sympathy for someone who moved to Mexicali or Tijuana because the rent's cheaper there, and only later found out WHY the rent's cheaper there.
 
2020-06-30 8:59:57 PM  
I don't see any actual issue, here.
I'm supposed to get poutraged about.......what?
American citizens entering America?
Nothing happened here.
Oh........Fox News.....riiiiiiiight.
The dogs are howling all over the neighborhood.
 
2020-06-30 9:05:26 PM  
I reckon the NHS should make money by providing some basic healthcare via video call to Americans.

We could do it for less than your insurance companies and still make money.
 
2020-06-30 9:28:28 PM  

brizzle365: DippityDoo: All the wealth being sucked out of American citizens by the "whatever the market will bear" rent and home pricing could be going into our socialist system instead of the wealthy land owners pockets.
Greed. That's all it is.
They'd still be rich, just not super stinking filthy rich.
/Huevos rancheros and coffee - less than 5 bucks.
Or ..Trump plays golf today. Your call.

I hate to break it to you, but income disparity exists outside of the US. In fact, a third of the Mexican population lives on less than your eggs and a café, a day.


In the United States I'm a homeless veteran.

In Mexico I'm a valued tourist who can afford housing and tips well
 
2020-06-30 10:23:41 PM  

abhorrent1: They should turn them away. You don't want to live here then you should live with the choice you made.


Well shiat, more than half of the country doesn't want to live here right now.
 
2020-07-01 2:08:13 AM  
You should bear in mind the Mexican complaints about the trade going the other way.

Amurikans are not sending their very best, apparently. Just grabby, selfish old white people looking for cheap labour, drugs, fireworks, half-decent and affordable Mexican medical care and so forth, or government gun runners and Mormon missionaries and exploiters and task-maskers.
 
2020-07-01 2:10:35 AM  

Mister Peejay: abhorrent1: They should turn them away. You don't want to live here then you should live with the choice you made.

So US citizens are required to pay income taxes on money they make out of country but they can't be allowed back home?


Many Americans are doubly taxed. And the US extends its laws and other tomfoolery to foreign nations, notably Canada and Mexico, with gay disregard for foreign countries sovereighty and well-being.

Sucks to be an American citizen, but still the benefits of being an ex-pat out-way all kinds of costs.
 
2020-07-01 2:11:52 AM  

brantgoose: You should bear in mind the Mexican complaints about the trade going the other way.

Amurikans are not sending their very best, apparently. Just grabby, selfish old white people looking for cheap labour, drugs, fireworks, half-decent and affordable Mexican medical care and so forth, or government gun runners and Mormon missionaries and exploiters and task-maskers.


Just kidding. I know a lot of ex-pats are decent, law-abiding and even generous people, who love their adopted Mothers as well as their Birth Mothers.
 
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