I've read numerous posts on this and other forums but seem unable to find my exact situtation, (or I'm worrying way too much) but here goes..
Spouse and I, from US, considering moving/retiring to Portugal. Will be 62 and 63 with US Social Security for income.
Understand we will need private insurance. Have found MGEN for about $2400.
Spouse has type 1 diabetes and uses an insulin pump.
Will we ever be eligible for the public healthcare system? After 3 months actual residence? or only after 5 years residence? ever? Will it help with diabetic supplies, insulin, infusion sets, etc. or will we have to pay full price? If full price any ideas what these items cost in Pt?
Thanks for any information you can provide. Access to affordable healthcare is one of our primary concerns.