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  1. On 8/3/2019 at 12:40 PM, giniinitaly said:

    No indeed as I've been told numerous times to make an appt online..... and there is no place to MAKE an appointment online. I live in Italy, the nearest Consulate is 3 hours away by car and the only other one is in Rome 6 hours by train. It's a long story about a house being on the market for a year and selling at the last moment with an already prebooked flight and the furniture can't go unless I get the V.T. Ya know, not everywhere is as easy as the States.

    try this site...https://consmiami.esteri.it/consolato_miami/en/in_linea_con_utente/prenota_appuntamento/

  2. 27 minutes ago, kimanjome said:

    I do not have Medicare so I don't understand anything about it.  Calls to Medicare in the USA tell me one thing, while the Plan agents tell me another.  I am SO confused!

    Every month my husband pays for Medicare Plan B.  Correct me if I am wrong, but this monthly payment is for "Insurance" and  it covers such things as office visits, lab tests, outpatient,  annual exams, etc.    It doesn't cover the charges 100%, but 80%.  Meaning, if my husband goes for an annual wellness exam and the doctor's fee (dictated by Medicare) is $100, then my husband pays $20.  If the doctor tells my husband he needs a full blood panel done $1,000, then my husband pays $200.  Is this true?  And, is there NO CAP to out-of-pocket contributions?  If my husband needed a $1,000,000- operation then he would be on-the-hook for $200,000 of it--is that right?

    The Medicare agents with whom I spoke said my husband can also opt to join a Plan, since his monthly Part B contribution allows him to do so.  However, every plan I have looked at or spoken with a rep says you have to reside in the US at least 6 months of the year.  How do those of you here as residents have a Plan  NOB?  Use a family address?

    Thanks for all the help and advice. 



    medicare b  pays 80% of their approved amount, that being said normally a dr charges more than the approved amount so you normally pay more than the 20%

  3. if you look on the front of your tag renewal postcard it reads effective 07-01-2018 only rear plate will be reissued, just by looking at the way it reads one would think that they went to only one plate for the rear like a lot of southern states do. she said it was worded wrong and very confusing to people. this is only for things like car clubs that want put their club tag on the front. if you need it explained further you will need to call them. Adios  btw when did you start censoring posts?

  4. 3 hours ago, Prudent said:

    I have never lived in a place where people used golf carts off the course. Are they becoming common in US towns and cities?


    2 minutes ago, monkey grease said:

    They are allowed in some cities in Ohio and Georgia, as long as they have all the necessary safety equipment on them like lights, brakes and so on.



  5. On 4/19/2017 at 4:54 PM, geeser said:

    Remember that most farmicas do not stock narcotics. I was able to get pain management drugs plus an interntaional certificate for when I travel and carry them with me. I don't think there is any way to get them through a pharmacy the anesthesiologist will hand deliver them to you or to your physician. Dr Lastra and his anesthesiologist took good care of me  It is not a great system but......

    Could you please explain what a international certificate  is and how do you get it, sounds like something I might need when I move down. Thanks

  6. On 7/5/2016 at 4:41 PM, Zeb said:

    I am speaking from our personal experience as I definitely don't know everything.  He was unable to prescribe what my spouse needed, so we ended up having to go to someone else.   I am just giving a comment as this is what happened with us.  If others get good treatment from him, then I am happy for them.  It is never about me being right or an expert.  No need to attack. 

    Does your new doctor prescribe oxicotin or codeine or do you know one that does?

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