190294 Issues in providing coverage to international retirees and visitors

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:50 PM

David C. Warner , LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
This paper examines current patterns of retirement in Mexico and lays out potential research and demonstration projects that might be developed to provide coverage through Medicare and to some extent Medicaid for retirees in Mexico. This would look at the impact on potential retirees to Mexico who were born in Mexico but lived for an extended time in the US as well as those from the US who were not born in Mexico. Barriers for elderly Mexicans to visit their children in the US are also discussed as are arrangements in the European Union to provide continuous coverage for tourists and retirees when they are outside their native country.

Learning Objectives:
Learn about limitations in coverage for retirees and tourists to Mexico as well as arrangements that exist in the EU. Be able to formulate the way in which the Medicare waiver process might work. Develop and evaluate proposals for covering Medicare beneficiaries in Mexico.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: The material I will be presenting was either produced by me or under my direction.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.