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    The following threads are from an expat forum and discuss (basically) a Medicare funded health plan in Nicaragua.
    There are requirements though. Read both threads completely.
    The out of pocket cost is $0 for care and $0 for meds.

    All hospital care is done at the Military Hospital. Does anyone have any experience with this facility?



    http://www.expatexchange.com/expat/i...frmid=654&s=16 "Medicare in Nicaragua"

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    http://www.expatexchange.com/expat/i...&frmid=654&s=1 "Golden Health Medical Center"
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    Hospital Militar is a fine hospital and I believe they have been undergoing an expansion. You have probably passed it 100 times when in MGA and never noticed it. Just a little South of Plaza Inter Mall.
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    The young man who died in a car accident two years ago I wrote about, Marcos, my nieces Husband. He was a Dr at Military Hospital as an orthopaedic surgeon. His father, if I understand correctly, is the head of the department of orthopaedic surgery. His Mother is also a practising Dr. at the Hospital.

    My Niece, as per above, is a GP who works out of Hospital Militar as well.

    For obvious political reason there was a tight exchange with Cuban and Venezuelan Dr. , the main reason Marcos was in Venezuela where he met his end in that car crash with 2 other Nicaragua Drs ..

    Marcos's Father mentioned above (who I have as a FB friend) shows many visits to US teaching and working hospitals in Miami, Oklahoma and the North east.

    I have no information about other wings of the hospital.

    I have so much more information on the Orthopaedic side via Marcos as he was always looking to practice his English (which was very very good) and my Niece can read/write it but is very shy about speaking it. IIRC Marcos did some of his medical training in Spain.

    If you have specific questions you want me to pass through to them I can try..
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    I guess my only question would be about the reputation of GHMC and the quality of the doctors that they utilize.

    Maria's Mom was in Hospital Military last week and received excellent care.
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    On the way to PriceSmart maybe the best Managua direction indicator for Gringos ,, heh, heh.

    This is looking interesting, thank you for the information.

    Now, if you just find me a helicopter ride to MGA from Condega so I don't bleed out on the Panamericano trying to get there ... ..

    someone needs to sign up and report back on results ... . . I'm stuck with Humana until the next open enrollment or I would give it a shot.

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    If this thing checks out, Maria will sign up in May and I will in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    If this thing checks out, Maria will sign up in May and I will in November.
    I found this today:

    As of 31 Dec. 2013, GHMC only will send you for diagnostic and will fill prescriptions in Nicaragua. Any procedures will be done in the USA.


    Do you have a link directly to the home page of the GHMC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    I found this today:

    As of 31 Dec. 2013, GHMC only will send you for diagnostic and will fill prescriptions in Nicaragua. Any procedures will be done in the USA.





    Do you have a link directly to the home page of the GHMC?
    How did you discover this?

    I will get the site tomorrow (traveling right now).
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    It was posted on one of the ex-pat sites, I think the one you originally posted a link to.

    It's recent, dated today or yesterday.

    This could be a business opportunity, selling for them. I see all these old guys selling Medicare supplements and Advantage plans to seniors.

    You could become the go-to guy for Nicaragua . . . .in terms of health insurance.

    Doesn't matter what they have, sign them up for whatever you're selling during the enrollment period

    I sure like the concept of GHMC . . . .it would solve a lot of problems for a lot of people.

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    First time I heard of Golden Health Medical Clinic was on Nica Nuggets with this link;

    http://www.nicaragua-community.com/nica-nuggets-12213/

    I tried going to the website from the email address "www.goldenhealthmedicalcenter.com" and discovered that the domain name is available again and that there is no site being maintained. Maybe someone could actually visit them?

    GHMC (Golden Health Medical Clinic) at 7.5 km Carretera Sur .
    Email: admin@goldenhealthmedicalcenter.com
    PBX: 8181-1400 TELE: 2265-2730 or 2265-2610

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