Jim had surgery for his glaucoma in Mexico City last week. It seems to have gone well and yes, it was reasonably priced even at a very fancy hospital. We had hoped Medicare would cover some of the cost since the hospital had said they could accept Medicare. But Medicare won't. This seems both foolish and unfair since excellent care is available at a MUCH lower cost here, and since Jim and I have paid into Medicare our whole working lives. Obamacare may change this, but according to Mexconnect, not in the near future since (groan) all the rules and regs have to be written, and they might never be. Mexconnect also has some good information on health care in Mexico and insurance companies that will cover us old folks, including IMSS. So we are going to look into the private insurance possibilities and are very glad we keep up our IMSS coverage. IMSS can be slow, but it is generally good, especially for (oddly) routine coverage and emergency coverage, although we do know of some notable exceptions. I do think it is worth thinking about these things!
Here are some photos from the Hotel Camino Real del Pedregal and the Hospital Angeles del Pedregal. the hotel is next to the hospital and is fancy but you can find Deals, especially close to check-in.
Hotel conceirge desk in the very high-ceilinged lobby.
Huge geometric sculpture suspended from ceiling of mezzanine level of hotel as seen from main floor
Dancer (sort of) sculpture in lobby.
Sculpture over reception desk (which is under overhang)
Traffic on Periférico Sur seen from top floor of hotel
Apartment building seen from top floor of hotel.
Reflection of Jim taking photo of sphere outside of side hotel entrance.
Hospital Angeles from top floor of hotel.
Lobby art in hospital
Hospital information desk with art composed of trees and abstract mural behind it.