Medicare & Medicaid
This is an update to an earlier post…….12/19/2007
After verifying information that I recently received, I learned that Medicare will not cover anyone living outside of the United States. Same story for Medicaid, you will NOT be covered while living in Costa Rica.
IF you have a medical emergency while you are visiting Costa Rica or while living in Costa Rica, Medicare/Medicaid will pay for Air Transportation for you to be flown to the closest hospital in the US, but they will NOT pay for your treatment while in Costa Rica, even in an emergency situation.
This also includes those on disability relying on Medicaid. You must go to the US for medical treatment. Any doctors visits or medical attention of any kind will not be covered by Medicaid.