In a previous post, I told you about my experience with Philippine Health care, and how satisfied I was with the quality of care available here. As I said, the cost is much lower than what I would have expected to pay back home in the USA. However, there are ways to even keep costs lower, and that is through insurance.
In most cases, a health insurance policy in the USA is not practical. Most US health insurance policies are so expensive that having one while living in the Philippines would not be feasible or practical. Yes, buy bactrim online pharmacy, there are some exceptions – for instance if you are a US Military retiree, you can keep your tricare coverage here, but there are things to be done on that too, and it’s a different post. The good thing is, though, that good health insurance is available here!
Blue Cross Philippines offers a number of different plans to choose from, with coverage from birth until your golden years. Premiums are a bit expensive for earners here, but for Americans or others from the First World, you should find it to be inexpensive. There are other providers as well.
PhilHealth is the government sponsored health plan. It is very inexpensive. As a matter of fact, you can cover your whole family for just P1200 per year, just $2 per month! PhilHealth is a great plan for non-catastrophic health needs too. As a foreigner, you cannot sign up for PhilHealth. There is a solution, though. If your wife is a Filipina, she can sign up the family under her name, and then you will be covered (even a foreigner). I do recommend signing up for PhilHealth to cover your non-catastrophic medical needs. For me, since health care is so inexpensive here, I self-insure for my medical needs, and that is something you may consider as well.