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Does Public Healthcare (Caja) Deserve to Survive?

Does Public Healthcare (Caja) Deserve to Survive?

(QBLOGS) The Caja (Caja Costaricense del Seguro Social – CCSS) has tried and tried to provide quasi-public healthcare for 70 years only to face an insurmountable deficit, long lines, a shortage of doctors, much needed medical equipment, and minor league patient care. The original intent was or is admirable, but reality is not. Why not […]

About 800 U.S. Expats in Costa Rica Could Have Their SS Benefits Interrupted

About 800 U.S. Expats in Costa Rica Could Have Their SS Benefits Interrupted

PRESS RELEASE, US EMBASSY, SAN JOSE – The Social Security Administration (SSA) regularly contacts beneficiaries with addresses on their SSA record that shows they reside outside the United States to verify their current status. This year, questionnaires were sent to beneficiaries receiving their own benefits whose social security number ended in 50-99 or to beneficiaries […]