Expat Files – 05.12.17

#1- Ecuador has now been permanently pulled from my preferred Expat “Plan B”destination list. Problem is, when the gringos come en mass so does the gouging and since the Ecuadorian government is dead set on subsidizing socialism for the masses, Gringos are taking it in the trasero. It will never end. Last month it was the 5% capital and asset exit tax for anyone leaving the country, and now it’s a 300 to 400% + hike in national healthcare premiums…  
#2-In regards to getting 1st World Healthcare in Latin America: Gringos and Expats can either get very low priced healthcare insurance or go “raw” and pay out of pocket( many do because the costs are 1/4 to 1/6th of US prices). The problem is that when Gringos look for insurance plans they often hook up with English speaking Latin insurance brokers who offer a  host of Cadillac plans. Now, because they know gringos come from a culture that insures everything, they will try to sell excessive coverage. Some brokers actually think its what you want. Meanwhile, 95% of Latins don’t carry any health or car insurance at all.    
#3- MY NEXT EXPAT “INSIDER” SEMINAR will be Saturday July 8th thru Thursday July 13th 2017 in and around Guatemala, Central America. Check out the earlybird discounts by going to www.thenewexpat.com  Click on the seminar link for full signup info and
#4- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your own plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. See the three video intros to the “Expat Essentials” course at www.ExpatPlanB.com 
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