He pays $67 a month for IESS health care; Why do other expats pay more?

Thousands of Ecuador expats has been aff ected by changing health care insurance requirements in the country. Rivers of mixed messages and misinformation, both from the government and the gringo social media, have left many wondering where to turn for an accurate accounting. When Ecuador’s National Assembly passed a new immigration, the Ley de Movilidad Humana, early last year it contained two provisions that affected foreigners, one requiring foreign residents to have health insurance and another requiring visitors to show proof of insurance when they enter the country. However, because there was no developed infrastructure to support the new requirements,…

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