Comments on Going Naked; Health Insurance


I read your article about not having a Health Insurance Policy and using the wonderful health care available in other countries at a fraction of the U.S. costs. It sounds like a good idea and paying out of pocket seems reasonable for regular medical expenses.

My question is, what about a catastrophic illness like MS or cancer? I would think that even at the reduced costs overseas something like that would have the potential to wipe out your nest egg, no? I was thinking of perhaps getting a very high deductible catastrophic health plan just in case.




Reduce your cost of living. Pay less for medical care. Find better weather. Create a healthier way of life.

Hi Mark,

Thanks for taking the time to write. We appreciate it.

The delivery of health care and how we choose to pay for it is a challenge and a personal choice.

One thing you might consider is the difference between paying for the health care itself

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