By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
TIJUANA, Mexico – Irma Montalvo signed up for a health plan through Covered California, the state’s insurance marketplace, last month, getting coverage for the first time in eight years.
Montalvo, 64, said she comes to Tijuana in part because it costs just $15 to see the doctor. She can’t use her insurance for care outside California but it’s still cheaper because she doesn’t have to worry about a deductible. More important, she said, is that she feels comfortable with Espinoza.
“She listens to me,” said Montalvo, a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico, said in Spanish. “I come here feeling really bad, and three days later I am better.” Continue reading