Healthcare: Can the Philippines Help?

I have been trying to watch less US news these days (tired of the politics), but I do see some. One of the big topics these days when it comes to news from the USA is healthcare. I think most people agree that Obamacare is not working well. But, there is so much disagreement when…

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EAM – Multi-topic

Today’s Expat Answerman Podcast is a little different. Today we cover several different topics and it is a longer episode than we have been doing. Let me know what you think. Do you like a podcast with several topics, or do you prefer a shorter podcast that focuses on one question and answer per episode?…

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Paul’s New Normal!!!

This is not 100% about living in the Philippines, but it is about me and for two and one half decades I have 100% resided within the Philippines.  This is not a complaint because just the fact I am writing this most uninformative missive proves I really have nothing to moan or groan about, I…

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2017 PhilHealth Update

I get a lot of questions about healthcare coverage in the Philippines.  The majority of questions that I get are related to PhilHealth, the Philippine Government Healthcare Insurance plan.  Today, I thought that I would update a few things about some changes coming in PhilHealth, and other information that has been around for a while,…

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What About My Balance?

The Results from my MRI, are in, when I looked at the brain pictures I had no clue as to what I was looking at. But a radiologist looked at them first before me and way before my neurologist saw them, and I read the news that I could understand off the paper he wrote..…

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The Way Back Machine

Antebellum House

Back in the 1970’s I was stationed (By the Navy) in Charleston South Carolina, a beautiful city steeped in history and loaded in many examples of Antebellum architecture (meaning “pre-war”, from the Latin ante, “before”, and bellum, “war”) is the neoclassical architectural style characteristic of the 19th-century Southern United States. It was also my first…

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