I'm taking a break from our "all Mardin, all the time" ride this morning to post this link to a New York Times article that breaks down what recent health care reforms in the US mean for expats abroad.
Here's the jist of it:
According to Tom Rose, chairman of the Association of Americans Resident Overseas‘ Committee on Social Security and Medicare, the legislation doesn’t have any effect on Americans abroad, except that it exempts them from the penalty for not subscribing to health insurance in the United States. “That is only logical as most Americans abroad have coverage in their country of residence,” Mr. Rose said.
For more information, check out the full article.