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2022-01-30 12:21:58 AM  
Yeah, but it's ok when we do it.
 
2022-01-30 12:25:06 AM  
I hate them foreigners crossing the Mexican border to take advantage of our country! -Mexico
 
2022-01-30 12:26:21 AM  
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2022-01-30 12:37:01 AM  
Best advice: Just don't go to Mexico.
 
2022-01-30 12:38:45 AM  
Who the hell would go to a hospital in Mexico?

You could be on a flight back to just about anywhere in the US in a couple hours.

Fark around and find out abounds.
 
2022-01-30 12:40:19 AM  
Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it
 
2022-01-30 12:42:41 AM  

TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it


Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?
 
2022-01-30 12:44:55 AM  
But it has 'Saint' in the name, it must have been approved or certified by the Pope or Muhammad right?
 
2022-01-30 12:46:31 AM  

BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?


I guess I don't understand the warning. 'Don't go to this hospital!'

Ok, but I've got this broken leg here. Where do you recommend I go?
 
2022-01-30 12:47:55 AM  

BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?


If a flight from Cabo to farking Toledo, Ohio can be completed in less than six hours, no, I don't think anyone *needs* a hospital in Mexico.

What would be the issue anyways? Food poisoning? Broken arm? Bottle opener gone wrong?

Like, you ain't gonna die in six hours.
 
2022-01-30 12:48:59 AM  

TorpedoOrca: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

I guess I don't understand the warning. 'Don't go to this hospital!'

Ok, but I've got this broken leg here. Where do you recommend I go?


On a plane ... back to wherever the hell you came from.

That's pretty much what anyone from the rest of the world that comes to America does: they wait until they go the hell home before seeking treatment.
 
2022-01-30 12:51:13 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

If a flight from Cabo to farking Toledo, Ohio can be completed in less than six hours, no, I don't think anyone *needs* a hospital in Mexico.

What would be the issue anyways? Food poisoning? Broken arm? Bottle opener gone wrong?

Like, you ain't gonna die in six hours.


Covid-19 - just like in the article?  Requiring immediate respiratory assistance etc. or maybe you're dead.  You know - little things
 
2022-01-30 12:51:24 AM  

Walker: Best advice: Just don't go to Mexico.


My wife went to Algodones to get her teeth worked on.  Saved her quite a bit of money.  But after all the work she's had done here in the States to fix what was done in Mexico, that little adventure has ending up being a considerable loss of money over what it would have cost if she had just stayed here.
 
2022-01-30 12:56:59 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

If a flight from Cabo to farking Toledo, Ohio can be completed in less than six hours, no, I don't think anyone *needs* a hospital in Mexico.

What would be the issue anyways? Food poisoning? Broken arm? Bottle opener gone wrong?

Like, you ain't gonna die in six hours.


How about anaphylactic shock?  Would you allow me to go to a hospital then?  It's really hard to not breath for six hours.
 
2022-01-30 1:09:43 AM  

TorpedoOrca: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

I guess I don't understand the warning. 'Don't go to this hospital!'

Ok, but I've got this broken leg here. Where do you recommend I go?


One of the other hospitals or clinics in town?
 
2022-01-30 1:18:44 AM  
Once I visited Costa Rica and discovered how nice a Latin American country can be, I vowed never to step foot in Mexico again. It's just one scam after another.
 
2022-01-30 1:48:20 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: 137 Is An Excellent Time: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

If a flight from Cabo to farking Toledo, Ohio can be completed in less than six hours, no, I don't think anyone *needs* a hospital in Mexico.

What would be the issue anyways? Food poisoning? Broken arm? Bottle opener gone wrong?

Like, you ain't gonna die in six hours.

Covid-19 - just like in the article?  Requiring immediate respiratory assistance etc. or maybe you're dead.  You know - little things


Why are people vacationing to a foreign country in the middle of a worldwide pandemic and NOT expecting the worst? If they're getting ripped off by a hospital for being assholes, good. We need more hospitals doing that here too.
 
2022-01-30 1:49:55 AM  

Incog_Neeto: 137 Is An Excellent Time: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

If a flight from Cabo to farking Toledo, Ohio can be completed in less than six hours, no, I don't think anyone *needs* a hospital in Mexico.

What would be the issue anyways? Food poisoning? Broken arm? Bottle opener gone wrong?

Like, you ain't gonna die in six hours.

How about anaphylactic shock?  Would you allow me to go to a hospital then?  It's really hard to not breath for six hours.


If you're vacationing to a foreign country with a potentially life endangering allergy without the necessary risk prevention (EpiPens), I'd say you made your decision to forfeit low-cost healthcare before you left your home.

If I turned into a giant balloon in the mere presence of a peanut, travel to a peanut butter factory probably wouldn't be high up on my "must do" list.
 
2022-01-30 1:54:45 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Who the hell would go to a hospital in Mexico?

You could be on a flight back to just about anywhere in the US in a couple hours.

Fark around and find out abounds.


... people that vacation in Mexico during a pandemic.
 
2022-01-30 1:59:49 AM  
The first time I went to Cabo San Lucas, about 18 years ago, I was shocked by how much it was just like Southern California.  I swear, I thought I was in San Diego.

Honestly not surprised to hear that it extends to hospitals, too.
 
2022-01-30 2:14:28 AM  
Just do not get ill when on vacation. Duh.

;-)
 
2022-01-30 2:34:12 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Incog_Neeto: 137 Is An Excellent Time: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

If a flight from Cabo to farking Toledo, Ohio can be completed in less than six hours, no, I don't think anyone *needs* a hospital in Mexico.

What would be the issue anyways? Food poisoning? Broken arm? Bottle opener gone wrong?

Like, you ain't gonna die in six hours.

How about anaphylactic shock?  Would you allow me to go to a hospital then?  It's really hard to not breath for six hours.

If you're vacationing to a foreign country with a potentially life endangering allergy without the necessary risk prevention (EpiPens), I'd say you made your decision to forfeit low-cost healthcare before you left your home.

If I turned into a giant balloon in the mere presence of a peanut, travel to a peanut butter factory probably wouldn't be high up on my "must do" list.


I know this is gonna sound crazy, but Epee Pens don't always work and sometimes when the do work the effects are temporary.
 
2022-01-30 2:46:46 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: Once I visited Costa Rica and discovered how nice a Latin American country can be, I vowed never to step foot in Mexico again. It's just one scam after another.


I spent a few weeks in CDMX (aka Mexico City) and it wasn't too bad. Traffic sucked ass, though, unless you shelled out the money for the toll roads.

/was there for a volunteering gig, wasn't allowed to take the metro for safety reasons.
 
2022-01-30 3:36:09 AM  

bughunter: The first time I went to Cabo San Lucas, about 18 years ago, I was shocked by how much it was just like Southern California.  I swear, I thought I was in San Diego.

Honestly not surprised to hear that it extends to hospitals, too.


Best Baja is from 50 miles north of Cabo to 50 miles south of the border.
 
2022-01-30 3:49:08 AM  
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2022-01-30 3:50:43 AM  

fredbox: bughunter: The first time I went to Cabo San Lucas, about 18 years ago, I was shocked by how much it was just like Southern California.  I swear, I thought I was in San Diego.

Honestly not surprised to hear that it extends to hospitals, too.

Best Baja is from 50 miles north of Cabo to 50 miles south of the border.


Yea, I much preferred Las Barriles and La Paz -- we rented a car and took a trip up MEX1 on that first trip.  The former is mostly US Expats and vacationers, but totally laid back and super affordable.  We got an Air BnB there for a later trip -- it was actually a trailer.  The beach was amazingly placid, it reminded me of Florida Gulf Coast beaches.  What a party weekend, phew!

La Paz was a genuine immersive experience.  We definitely had to hone our Espanol there.  The street food there was far superior to what we found in Cabo San Lucas.  I grew up in So. Florida and so have an aversion to tourist traps.  La Paz is definitely not touristy.
 
2022-01-30 5:25:34 AM  

bughunter: fredbox: bughunter: The first time I went to Cabo San Lucas, about 18 years ago, I was shocked by how much it was just like Southern California.  I swear, I thought I was in San Diego.

Honestly not surprised to hear that it extends to hospitals, too.

Best Baja is from 50 miles north of Cabo to 50 miles south of the border.

Yea, I much preferred Las Barriles and La Paz -- we rented a car and took a trip up MEX1 on that first trip.  The former is mostly US Expats and vacationers, but totally laid back and super affordable.  We got an Air BnB there for a later trip -- it was actually a trailer.  The beach was amazingly placid, it reminded me of Florida Gulf Coast beaches.  What a party weekend, phew!

La Paz was a genuine immersive experience.  We definitely had to hone our Espanol there.  The street food there was far superior to what we found in Cabo San Lucas.  I grew up in So. Florida and so have an aversion to tourist traps.  La Paz is definitely not touristy.


Which reminds me I have a friend who expat'd to La Paz and I need to get there.
 
2022-01-30 6:37:39 AM  

Walker: Best advice: Just don't go to Mexico.


In Old Mexico
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2022-01-30 8:01:25 AM  

TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it


A few years ago I know someone who went to Mexico City to get cataracts fixed into trifocal lenses because the USA wouldn't do it.
 
2022-01-30 8:03:57 AM  
FTFA-He put $10,000 on his credit card but had no more money. Eventually he paid $25,000 to get her flown to Arizona...

I have questions.
 
2022-01-30 8:11:39 AM  

TorpedoOrca: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

I guess I don't understand the warning. 'Don't go to this hospital!'

Ok, but I've got this broken leg here. Where do you recommend I go?


US hospitals don't like competition. They want you to be overcharged on US soil.
 
2022-01-30 8:54:44 AM  
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2022-01-30 9:30:13 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: Once I visited Costa Rica and discovered how nice a Latin American country can be, I vowed never to step foot in Mexico again. It's just one scam after another.


Gorgeous country, friendly people, great beaches.

Only downside:  local food and beer is good, but mix your own drinks...three of us gave up ordering them by day 3; our fourth gave up when her dinner "martini" was basically water and cubes in a martini glass.
 
2022-01-30 9:57:48 AM  
A famous Senator once said:  "Hospitality begins at the Hospital."  I plan of buying a few so I can claim this as a business trip.

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2022-01-30 10:12:04 AM  
It is probably still cheaper than getting treated in an American hospital.
 
2022-01-30 10:58:30 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Who the hell would go to a hospital in Mexico?

You could be on a flight back to just about anywhere in the US in a couple hours.

Fark around and find out abounds.


Maybe they will give you some special treatments that they refuse in USA.

I know in Denmark, those attention whores with beach ball breasts etc., always had to go abroad.
 
2022-01-30 11:49:33 AM  

TorpedoOrca: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

I guess I don't understand the warning. 'Don't go to this hospital!'

Ok, but I've got this broken leg here. Where do you recommend I go?


shop around, the market will sort it out
 
2022-01-30 12:25:50 PM  

Walker: Best advice: Just don't go to Mexico.


Better advice: Just don't be American
 
2022-01-30 12:37:13 PM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

If a flight from Cabo to farking Toledo, Ohio can be completed in less than six hours, no, I don't think anyone *needs* a hospital in Mexico.

What would be the issue anyways? Food poisoning? Broken arm? Bottle opener gone wrong?



So you're saying all the Mexicans in Cabo should fly to Toledo for medical care? That seems inconvenient to me.
How has your genius gone unnoticed to the world for so long?
 
2022-01-30 1:00:21 PM  
50 grand for 12 days of intensive care for COVID would be a steal in the US...
 
2022-01-30 1:10:22 PM  

TheDreadChefRoberts: 137 Is An Excellent Time: BafflerMeal: TorpedoOrca: Are any US tourists actively seeking hospitals in Mexico?

'Hey honey, we've got the zip line at 2:00 and the hospital tour at 4'

Seems like more of a thing you only go to when you really need it

Maybe they really need it?  100,000 visitors a month. You think no one needs a hospital?

If a flight from Cabo to farking Toledo, Ohio can be completed in less than six hours, no, I don't think anyone *needs* a hospital in Mexico.

What would be the issue anyways? Food poisoning? Broken arm? Bottle opener gone wrong?


So you're saying all the Mexicans in Cabo should fly to Toledo for medical care? That seems inconvenient to me.
How has your genius gone unnoticed to the world for so long?


Are you high? The article is about Americans getting ripped off in Mexican hospitals and my answer was, to go the hell back where they came from rather than biatch that a place in a third world hellhole like Mexico is bending them over the barrel for some Immodium and and bandaid.

But hey, go to the third world hellhole hospital and get spit roasted by Dr. Nick Rivera-Sanchez ... the fark do I care? Your life, your choice.

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2022-01-30 1:24:30 PM  
Almost every article I read about Mexico makes me that much more confident I will never go to Mexico.
 
2022-01-30 2:38:32 PM  
I live near the border, and lots of people go there for procedures, which are significantly cheaper than here. My friend had weight loss surgery there for $4k. It would've been over 30k here. She's lost 100 pounds and is doing great.

Going to Mexico for dental care is just routine for Tucsonans. One bad hospital doesn't change the fact that people desperate for affordable health care aren't able to get it here.
 
2022-01-30 2:55:46 PM  

JRoo: I hate them foreigners crossing the Mexican border to take advantage of our country! -Mexico


If there was one honest person in Mexico I'd be SHOCkED.  Mexicans are proud to live in a country with no laws and no one enforcing no laws
 
2022-01-30 2:56:46 PM  

TheCableGuy: Almost every article I read about Mexico makes me that much more confident I will never go to Mexico.


Don't go to the towns that are on smuggling routes, like Acapulco, and you'll be fine.

One of the things that impresses me the most about Baja California Sur is that the fruit is SO much better than in the US.  More ripe, and fresher.

And the pan dulce.  OMG.
 
2022-01-30 3:07:07 PM  

bughunter: TheCableGuy: Almost every article I read about Mexico makes me that much more confident I will never go to Mexico.

Don't go to the towns that are on smuggling routes, like Acapulco, and you'll be fine.

One of the things that impresses me the most about Baja California Sur is that the fruit is SO much better than in the US.  More ripe, and fresher.

And the pan dulce.  OMG.


I'm good with the sub quality fruit here, all the more for you there.
 
2022-01-30 3:52:51 PM  

Sgygus: Walker: Best advice: Just don't go to Mexico.

My wife went to Algodones to get her teeth worked on.  Saved her quite a bit of money.  But after all the work she's had done here in the States to fix what was done in Mexico, that little adventure has ending up being a considerable loss of money over what it would have cost if she had just stayed here.


Mine had a bunch of baggy skin after losing a couple of hundred pounds due to lap band surgery.

Saved up her money went to Mexico for the plastic surgery to tighten everything back up.

We started raising a few eyebrows when she posted pictures on her Facebook page of her plastic surgeon also being a tour guide for her and driving her around.

Comes back home, and inside a week she is in the emergency room for sepsis.

Gets out of the emergency room, goes back home, and inside a week is in the emergency room again this time for another sepsis infection, this one in a different place the surgeon had worked.

Now I had never really planned on going to Mexico for plastic surgery in the first ten places but gotta say, it's entirely off the list at this point.
 
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