First, I am really grateful for all the well-wishes and congratulations we received on the birth of my son. He’s doing great, and I’m over the moon.
I decided to record a podcast about the experience– why my wife and I decided to have our first child here last year, as well as our second child this year, and tell you how great the experience was.
Naturally, though, we start with a historical perspective. Today’s episode begins in ancient India with one of the most famous figures in human history. It turns out that, in addition to being a spiritual icon, he was also an extreme biohacker.
We talk about the evolution of medicine, and how healthcare used to be a ‘patient-first’, science-driven field.
Individual healthcare practitioners today are still that way. Doctors, nurses, and medical researchers have answered a noble calling to help the sick.
But the healthcare industry itself is now ruled by insurance companies and political hacks who have managed to increase the cost of care, make it much more bureaucratic, and severely dilute the doctor-patient relationship.
I share a story of my step father, who died several weeks ago after being chewed up by a healthcare system that did not seem designed to help him.
This is one of the big reasons why we had our children in Mexico; it’s a much more liberated healthcare system.
In Mexico, we have a very close relationship with the physician, who is unconstrained by bureaucratic policies and idiotic regulations.
And if some stupid rule ever does come up? It’s Mexico. We ignore it.
The births of my children were both fantastic experiences. The hospital was great. The physicians and nurses were great. And the cost?
Imagine Nancy Pelosi closing her thumb and index finger into a small circle saying, “It costs nothing.”
Frankly it’s almost embarrassing that the all-in cost of my child’s birth was about $1,750, including the ‘Presidential Suite’ at one of the best private hospitals in the country.
My children are both Mexican citizens (in addition to the four others that they receive from mom and dad). Plus parents AND grandparents are both entitled to permanent residency in Mexico.
This proved especially useful for my in-laws; my wife is from Ukraine, so we were able to get the family out of Kiev and relocate them here to Cancun– because they now have permanent residency.