/ Emigrate from the USA - the sequence of events
eye on retirement
exactly what I had in mind and started working on it years back,things like heavy property taxes,insurance,maintence fee etc ,health insurance and general cost of living.Another thing I like is you can travel europe in hours and be in a whole new world.Some things like car insurance, electronics are quite expensive but so what can be got from the states(electronics not insurance).Where the hell a doctor will come to your house for a stomachache or toothache for 120pln:)
Perk, you will have to apply for a 2 year residency card,since you have your marriage and birth certificates registered,Oh also that your marriage certificate should not be older then 6 months of the date of issue,but one can get a new one easily from the same office that issued you also be sent to you by mail or expedite it,after 2 years you will have to get another 2 years card and after total of 31/2 years you can apply for your permanent resident card,also within issue of 6 months you can apply for citizenship which they have to repond with decision in 60 days or after 6 months you will have to apply for citizenship to the president which I have heard can take well over 2 years ,and with new law this year you will have to pass a polish language test to become a citizen(luckily I didnt have to) after all done 30 days wait for your id card and another 60 days after that for passport.These are the current rules.
About health card there is nothing,just like in the states hospitals will serve you and bill you afterwards,one can also buy a cheap insurance for 300Pln a year per person and a good insurance for almost 150$ a month.I suggest both as it is safer and you are covered for any major medical as well minor day to day.