Health Care for CA's in BrazilWikipedia states that "primary health care remains the responsibility of the federal government, elements of which (such as the operation of hospitals) are overseen by individual states. Public health care is provided to all Brazilian permanent residents and foreigners in Brazilian territory, and is free at the point of need (being paid for from general taxation)."
My questions are as follows:
1 - Do CA's participate in Brazil's health care system, which appears to be "free at the point of need"? That is, do we go to whatever doctor we choose in our area for prescriptions or say, the flu or a broken arm? Or do CA's have access to specific health care providers in Brazil who have been contracted specifically to serve U.S. diplomats?
2 - How is our health insurance used while in Brazil? If we participate in Brazil's "free" universal health care system, do we even need to purchase insurance while we're down there?