Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    That's the best "oh shit where'd that tope come from?" testimony I've ever seen :deal
  2. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Holly cow ! This presidents of ours

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  3. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    :eek1 tienes la razon :eek1 :freaky

    Motorcade escort rider - actividad muy peligrosa
  4. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    MedjetAssist is a membership program, not a health insurance plan or travel insurance plan. As a membership program, it offers more and better services...and better value. Unlike the competition, MedjetAssist arranges medical evacuation and repatriation services for its members, both worldwide and domestically. Our members choose if they want to continue their hospital care at their home hospital, or any other hospital of their choice, through our network of authorized affiliates. And there are no additional costs to worry about and no limits on total medical evacuation expenses.

    MedjetAssist is an authorized Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) utilizing the services of licensed Part 135 air carriers to meet your air ambulance transportation needs. MedjetAssist does not own, lease or operate any aircraft, and has no affiliation with any direct air carrier. As an IAC, MedjetAssist contracts for the provision of air transportation services in its own name and coordinates the provision of medical services for your flight. All flights are operated by licensed direct air carriers.

    MedJet Assist is not an illness or accident policy. Only evacuation by air. The annual fee is $260, they offer shorter term coverage starting at $99 for 8 days and $195. for 30 days.

    1.800.527.7478 medjetassist.com

    I have no idea what kind of medical costs that you may run into if ill or injured in Mexico and you require hospitalization, compared to USofA I have heard some reasonable figures.

    For less than twice what the MedJet annual membership costs I have full coverage of up to $250,000, air evacuation and if hospitalized for more than 7 days the insurer will provide a round trip ticket for a friend or family member to come to my location.

    The bottom line is some kind of medevac insurance is a good idea, maybe my medical policy is overkill, hopefully I will not have the opportunity to find out. Research it thoroughly for yourself and make your decision based on your budget and risk assessment.
  5. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Dont leave the hospital no matter how bad it is if you need to be ("evacutaed "?) air transported, or you will automatically loose the coverage


    El presidente tiene el derecho de paso ! how you say it? right of way?
    go wonder...:hmmmmm
  6. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    That is a brutal crash, but I think it is good that Mexicans see it so that they may reflect on their society.

    The idea of going slow in an area with pedestrians as not to injure your fellow citizen is a ridiculous concept to most Mexicans.

    The fear of being pulled over for speeding by a traffic cop doing his job is nearly as ridiculous, hence the tope!

    Unless they can feel the actual physical pain of a shocking jolt running up their spine, or consider the direct financial burden of replacing the components of the front end of the vehicle, most Mexicans will not slow down in areas with pedestrians.



    In Mexico motor vehicles have the right of way even at HEB parking lots if you get in their way they will run you over . that's my experience if you don't believe me try it Lol






    Hey SR good to see you here..

    I think I got some reimburse ,but not really remember all medicine I got from doctors plus the one on the black market mucho bueno for pain but not for memory all I remember is that I was suddenly on the wheel chair at the walk side in SAT (SAN ANTON INTERNATIONAL) waiting for my daughter to pick me up and who never showed up had to take a taxi me and my little medicine supply,got here and all they gave me was 300 Norco - Hydrocodone to start which make me be out of this planet for 3 months :norton
    I do remember that medjet said that since I had left the hospital they were going to leave the jet grounded in the USA until my next fall.
    BTW FYI Im back 100% strong kicking and riding I don't take even aspirin now .,Thanks 2 God ready for next
    salu2 :freaky
  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    A little bit right, and a little bit wrong.

    First and foremost, for MedJet to "kick in", you have to have a need to be transported hospital to hospital. Period.

    How this plays out is you must always remember the caveat that you need to return to the U.S. to be hospitalized.

    And you need to leave Mexico (or Guatemala, or France, or India, wherever) from a medical facility.

    Your medical condition, as determined by MedJet, may necessitate air ambulance, or it may permit common carrier (civilian) aircraft with a medical escort. Think of it this way: someone from MedJet is always coming to get you, how you leave depends on how sick/injured you are.

    In other words, no tickets/ticket reimbursement to fly home on your own. Know that if you check yourself out of a medical facility and then call MedJet, you're not likely to be covered to get home.

    I verified all of this once again via phone call to MedJet this morning.

    Why MedJet (and companies like them) when simply buying "Mexico Insurance" provides a similar benefit, for less cost?

    Answer: Know your coverage. When WhiskeySmith crashed near Copper Canyon, I was on the phone in the middle of the night with his "Mexico Insurer", who deferred me to the underwriter in Mexico City. They, in turn, weren't that familiar with their own rules and asked that I call back during regular business hours to speak with the "regular representative". WhiskeySmith didn't have MedJet, although he was advised to get it before the trip. Behind the scenes, his family arranged private medevac, with the cost, as mentioned, north of $25,000 before he negotiated it down.

    I, personally, don't want to work through secondary underwrites when a crisis hits. I want the pros, and I want them NOW. The couple of hundred bucks to pay for this is worth it to me. If I'm really banged up, really hurting, I want one phone call to kick off the process, and I want home as fast as possible. No runaround, no put offs, no wondering. I definitely don't want to be beating through several layers of people to get to the person who makes decisions, and then have to worry about if and when they'll get there. Your (speaking generically) attitude about this may be different than mine, and that's fine.
  8. SR

    SR Long timer

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    Thanks, TP, I'm not against medjet. The service they provide is done in a reasonable way, evacuation on an as needed basis. It is just important to remember that one will not be immediately whisked directly home the moment of the crash, just because they have this service.

    Best not to crash!
  9. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    If I do crash bad and survive, a morphine drip, plus the knowledge I'll be wheeled out the door to my own plane with three supermodel nurses**, means I'll renew my membership every year.

    (**good looking, female nurses only, for you jokesters)

    :freaky
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    When you are hurt or ill, you generally are not going to be thinking at you best, either because of the drugs or the pain. You may be having to deal with people who speak your language differently. All of this adds to uncertainty, confusion, and anxiety. What you need as Tricepilot said is professionals who know how to get you what you need, when and how you need it. This goes a long way and that's why companies like MedJetAssist are successful. They can get it done.
  11. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    It smells like a mix of BMW clutch and brake pads, Michelin rubber, fresh jalapenos and onions, chile de arbol, and Castrol 20W-50. If that doesn't get you a happy ending, you'll have to go back to 7 Machos!
  12. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    You guys haven't heard the joke about the tope crash.

    Q: What was the number of that tope?

    A: #132:clap
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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  14. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Well, we didn't see you lining up to volunteer to field test, now did we?
    But hey! It's all good! We're working on the "KTM eau de trailette" version. I swear this one smells like Tyson's old condominium in San Andres Tuxtla. Tyson swore it was an aerosol aphrodisiac. I didn't really believe him. I mean, c'mon, think about it. He was a monkey who spoke English. Everyone knows they can't be trusted because they always get carried away embellishing things, especially when they've been drinking.

    SR, I swear on a stack of left over ballots from the last election, "eau de trailette" will let you get in touch with your "natural side". How many bottles you want?
  15. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    Another option for $110/year.

    I picked this up last winter when I got my SPOT before my first trip into Mexico. Hope I never need it.

    "GEOS MEDIVAC is an Evacuation and rescue program.
    As a GEOS MEDIVAC Member, Emergency Evacuation will be provided if You need to be hospitalized due to injury or illness from the place of an incident, which took place at least 99 miles away from your main home, to the nearest medical facility or if you are ever hospitalized whilst you are 99 miles or more away from your permanent residence, GEOS will provide medical evacuation to the nearest medical facility and repatriation to a hospital nearest your home capable of providing the treatment you require as determined by the physicians providing your treatment, and GEOS, in a medically-equipped and staffed aircraft."
  16. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    I'm hoping I will via Baja I herad

  17. MikeMike

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    No dice!
    The Wal-Mart gift cards that were issued at $100 pesos were only worth $50 pesos at the store and only worked 25% of the time based on a national average post election.
    Therefore, we only take the Soriana cards because the $100 peso cards were worth $70 pesos and worked a stunning 35% of the time.

    We will cut a deal for dead scorpion encased in plastic on a key chain! I've noticed a shortage of those here, lately.

    You know, if you use the ADV cologne or the "Eau de Trailette" you will never need MedJet or insurance because they'll think you're dead just based on the aroma. This could fool narcos from kidnapping you while you are riding at 100 mph being shot at on the Mex #180 coast highway which, according to some, really happened! I miss that thread!
  18. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    sabiduría de las edades
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    Is anyone familiar with Petersen International Underwriters? (piu@piu.org) The more I look at their policy quote the more I lean toward them.. For a trip I have planned (first of the year) a $500.000 policy with a $500 deductible is $58. I can't find many reviews and always like to do a little homework first.. My work health insurance agent recommended them so I feel semi-comfortable using them.

    Eligible Expenses:
    -Hospital Expenses: All medically necessary expenses while hospitalized.
    -Physician Services: All medically necessary expenses for treatment.
    -Skilled Nursing Facilities: All medically necessary expenses if confinement begins following a medically necessary hospital
    confinement of 3 days or longer.
    -Home Health Care: All medically necessary expenses if hospitalization would have been required if Home Health Care was not provided and the care is provided in accordance with a written plan established, approved and followed by a physician.
    -Ambulance Services Expenses: To and from a hospital within 100 miles in the same geographic area.
    -Medical Evacuation: All medically necessary expenses for stabilization and transportation to the facility nearest your home, which can provide the appropriate care up to $100,000.
    -Repatriation of Remains: In the event of death, Underwriters will reimburse the cost of delivery of your remains to a mortuary nearest your home up to $100,000.
    -Prescription Drugs: Outpatient prescription medications covered up to a maximum of $500.
    -Emergency Return Home: If, at er you have departed, you learn of the death of an Immediate Family Member, or you learn of the substantial destruction of your home by i re, wind, flood, or earthquake, Underwriters shall reimburse you the cost of an economy one way air or ground transportation ticket for you to your home, up to a maximum of $5,000.
    $25,000 Accidental Death: $50,000 if accidental death occurs while riding as a passenger of a common carrier.
    -Follow Me Home: Provides benefits for any injury or illness which occurs while in the USA. Benefits are limited to 5 days for every month of time outside the USA.
    -Common Accident Provision: In the event that you and any additional insured family members suf er injuries from the same accident, only one deductible shall be applied.
    -Lost Luggage: In the event that your checked on luggage is completely and totally lost, Underwriters shall reimburse you to a maximum of $500, excess of any and all other valid and collectible coverage's.
    -Trip Cancellation Benefit: If within two weeks prior to your pre-paid ticketed or vouchered initial trip departure your entire trip must be cancelled due to 1) your death, illness or injury causing hospitalization or outpatient surgery, or 2) the death of an Immediate Family member, or 3) the substantial destruction of your home due to i re, wind, l flood, or earthquake, any unused and nonrefundable portion of expenses shall be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1,000, excess of $100 each and every loss and excess of all other valid Insurance
  20. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    Well tomorrow is the premier of: LAS PAREDES HABLAN tought it be good to practice Spanish for those in Mexico
    it suppose to be a good movie ., starting Maria Aura wich i personaly like her looks a little bit I'll might go to Monterrey just to see her :norton
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    kuno Becker & maria Aura