OK – last example: Luiz recently needed a root canal and crown. We were living in San Francisco and covered by my top-shelf dental insurance. We ran the numbers. It was cheaper for Luiz to fly to Brazil, have the root canal and get the crown, spend a couple weeks vacationing and return, than it was to pay THE DEDUCTIBLE for our fancy dental insurance in San Francisco.
What’s up with that?
Let me be clear- the quality of dental care here is completely comparable to the US.
Some things I miss about living in the US – fearing the cost of health/dental care is not one of them.