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Interest in Costa Rica Health Care is Nothing to Sneeze at

More than 700 people attended an online seminar to learn more about health care in Costa Rica.

(PRWEB) May 1, 2010 -- On Thursday, April 22, more than 700 people attended an online seminar to learn more about health care in Costa Rica. Presented by Hacienda Matapalo Executive Vice President Brian Albury, the 60 minute comprehensive presentation included an overview of Costa Rica’s health care system and details on how it worked.

“The 723 attendees for this particular eSeminar were the most we have ever had in the two years since we started providing this complimentary service,” said Albury.

“What the number of participants tells us is that it is one of the most important topics for those who are looking at Costa Rica from both a lifestyle and investment opportunity perspective.”

Albury’s comments seem to be echoing a national trend.

When radio personality Rush Limbaugh told his listeners that if U.S. President Barack Obama’s health care bill passed the House and Senate, he would move to Costa Rica, not only did it further the debate between Democrats and Republicans, but it drew attention to Costa Rica’s universal health care system and both sides of the political aisle agreed it was the best health care system in all of the Americas.

But what can one actually expect when living in Costa Rica?

As with any nationalized program, one can expect red tape and long waiting periods, but despite that, the quality of Costa Rica's health care is excellent. Private high quality health care is available throughout the country and very affordable. Many doctors speak English and are U.S., Canadian and/or European trained. There are several large private hospitals in Costa Rica which cater to expatriates who live in the country including the 85,000 square foot state-of-the-art Hospital de Osa, located in the town of Cortez.

The World Health Organization frequently ranks Costa Rica among the top countries for long life expectancy, ahead of the U.S., Canada and Great Britain (even though the per-capita income of Costa Ricans is about one-tenth that of the U.S.). Arguably, one of the reasons for this is the slower pace of life in Costa Rica and of course, the healthy, fresh, non-preservative foods found there and the tropical climate doesn’t hurt either. Costa Rica is just a healthy place to live.

To ensure everybody has had the opportunity to watch and hear about this important topic, Hacienda Matapalo has posted the presentation in its entirety online at

Each month the leadership of Hacienda Matapalo provides various eSeminars to the general public free of charge on a variety of topics ranging from weather conditions in Costa Rica to sport fishing to investment opportunities. Several archived presentations are available online.

The next complimentary eSeminar is on Wednesday, May 19, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time as Albury will present a comprehensive comparison between Costa Rica and other retirement/investment destinations such as Panama, Nicaragua, Belize and other places. For more information, visit or register here.


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