Retired military in Boquete

My wife and I are again considering Boquete as a retirement destination, though it still is 3 years away. My question is, are there any military retirees out there that can explain what healthcare system you use?  Right now, we're thinking Medicare is the best option, with Tricare also. Any thoughts on the private healthcare options in Panama, or have you found it is just as easy to "pay as you go"?

Thanks

You need to be a member of Boquete Ning to add comments!

Join Boquete Ning

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • You can't use Medicare in Panama, and private insurance is very expensive (and grows more expensive as you age). You can certainly "pay as you go" if you have substantial cash reserves. Otherwise, a catastrophic event such as a heart attack, serious accident, or cancer could be financially ruinous or relegate you to the public health system. Check out the info below for information about your military retirement medical benefits. I know many people are able to use them.

  • Jr The VA VSO in David at WeCare Clinis asked me posted this link. It should annswer your questions

    Please send Bob the VSO Web Page link for medical benefits in Panama:     https://mebvepa.000webhostapp.com

    His questions will be answered there.
    Home
    • Hi Jim. Thanks again for all the info. I got a good feel for everything now, and your voicemail was helpful also. Because I still have a few years to decide, I'll take it all in and make a decision when the time is right. Another issue that could come up is that I'm a type A personality, so letting things roll off my back may be another complication. But time will tell.

    • Okay, I have a pretty good idea how it works for me. At the risk of seeming stupid, I’m not understanding how my wife would be covered if we have Medicare and Tricare. It’s probably fairly obvious, I’m just not seeing it, sorry.

  • Visit this page for more information.

     

    http://www.healthalliance.com.pa/en/

    Inicio
    We are a group specialized in health services focused on veterans and retirees of the United States Goverment, who live or visit Panama.
  • Ret 

  • Call Jim McCormack Reet CW4 26 years I can answer your questions 770-507-9384 (US)

    • Thanks Jim. Good info.

    • I will call you tomorrow. I’m currently at work.

This reply was deleted.

Recent Activity

Rod posted a discussion in Boquete Classifieds
Looking for an upright freezer, new or used. Panafoto does not seem to have any. Are there other…
3 hours ago
Casa Solution posted a discussion in Boquete area Real Estate for Sale
Just a few blocks from the Central Park in downtown Boquete is a modern three story condo building…
18 hours ago
Barbara Shock replied to Eduardo Horna's discussion Cozy unfurnished 2 brm house in Boquete Rentals
"Are you going to put up pictures?  Thank you"
yesterday
The Rock posted an event

Dec 1, 2020 from 12:00pm to 9:30pm

The Rock Boquete

yesterday
Casa Solution posted a discussion in Boquete area Real Estate for Sale
Lucero continues its impressive development with this outstanding duplex villa for sale now.This…
yesterday
VISTA2 posted a discussion in Boquete Classifieds
Atkin Brothers - Sheffield Silversmith - Antiques Atlaswww.antiques-atlas.com › antiques › maker ›…
Wednesday
Casa Solution posted a discussion in Boquete area Real Estate for Sale
This stunning estate features three residences on over 19.5 acres.  The property has ample security…
Wednesday
Michele posted a discussion in Boquete Classifieds
If anyone out there has moving boxes for give away or sell please contact Michele …
Tuesday
A Santamaria posted a discussion in Boquete Rentals
Cozy 2 bed, 1 bath casita available for rent in Volcancito. This casita has an open plan…
Tuesday
huong smith posted a discussion in Boquete Classifieds
Hi!Christmas is coming soon. A beautiful decoration vase will add a nice touch for your house. I…
Monday
huong smith posted a discussion in Boquete Classifieds
Hi everyone!Hi everyone!Today I have a beautiful, good quality indoor/patio bamboo furniture set…
Monday
huong smith replied to huong smith's discussion Whirlpool Dishwasher For Sale $170 in Boquete Classifieds
"Hi!
The dimensions are 24×24×34 inches."
Monday
Alan Steinberg replied to Eduardo's discussion Beautiful spacious apartment for Rent in quiet Volcancito Alto Boquete in Boquete Rentals
" Hola - is this unit still available?  I am moving to Boquete and arrive 12/11. If available,…"
Monday
Cece Lia replied to huong smith's discussion Whirlpool Dishwasher For Sale $170 in Boquete Classifieds
"What are the dimensions?"
Monday
The Rock posted an event

Dec 8, 2020 from 12:00pm to 9:30pm

The Rock Boquete

Monday
Jim Marchak posted a discussion
Could someone please suggest a English speaking Veterinary Dr who deals with birdsthanks you
Monday
More…