We live in HCOL area that doesn't really feel like our "forever" home. We hope to move to a lower cost of living and less metropolitan area in 3 years or so. However...for the last few years, I've had some significant health issues. When I was younger and would read articles about the "Best Places to Retire" and they listed medical care as the top factor, I always wondered why. I'm only 50, but now I know. :( Currently, we're within 10 minutes from primary care doctors and a small community hospital, within 20 minutes from specialists and a larger regional hospital, and 30 minutes from a major research-center university hospital. Because of my latest health issue, I'm really in a quandary. We'd always thought it would be OK to live somewhere like Bend, Oregon...doctors and hospitals nearby, with "the big city" doctors only 3 hours away. But now I'm not so sure. Please share how availability of health care affected your retirement life decision.
Any help will be apprecited.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.
Ultima editare 19 mai 2018