Coming from the U.S., I wasn't sure what to expect with health insurance in a different country. In the U.S., private health insurance is pretty expensive, with not a lot of coverage.
The other day, Renato and I went to check into health insurance here in Brazil. I was shocked at how easy and cheap it is. Praise God! They have different plans, but they are all good, with great coverage. We got a plan that covers all of us and since I'll probably be having a baby here again sometime, we wanted good insurance. Well, the plan we got has a $9 co-pay whenever you go to the Dr. (I'm used to paying $40 for my group insurance from the school district.) and we got a private hospital room rate so that when I do have another baby, I'll have a private room. I really didn't think I needed this, but I figured that after giving birth in another country, I probably wanted as much privacy as possible. And the difference was only about $20 per month, so I figured I'd go to the hospital in style. :) So the grand total for all 3 of us is $125 per month. And the REALLY exciting thing is, when I do get pregnant and have a baby, EVERYTHING is covered. We don't have ANY out of pocket charges! Did you hear that????? NOTHING! Praise God!
So far, I'm very impressed with Brazilian insurance. Now I guess the other test is finding car insurance and seeing how much that is. First, we need to find a car though. I'm trying to swallow the prices of cars here. The cars are 1/2 the size and twice the price as the U.S. Anyway, Praise God for good health insurance prices!