Feel free to get your surgery where ever. Just be sure you go back there if you have a complication, and not to the local ER.
posted on 09/08/2013 4:42:44 PM PDT
("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
It is, however, cardinally important to note that medical tourism need not be synonymous with international travel. The New York Times has found that most NYC surgery centres would save money by transporting their patients to and from Buffalo, NY in a limousine for treatment. Prices in Glendale, CA have been as low as $14,450 for hip replacements, which is more than competitive in even the international market. This market trend presents a further growth opportunity for established medical brands to supply the security that Americans recognise in our healthcare system abroad and for a more competitive price.
There needs to be more transparancy as to prices to allow people to shop around. I think there are regulations preventing this sort of advertising currently.
There is one group that I think could benefit from medical tourism, Native American reservations. They are not included under ObamaCare, and so I think they could set up concierge hospitals, often close to American cities.
I could see possibly going to Europe, but medical care in the Middle or Far East? No, thanks. You want a side of MRSA with that surgical procedure?
posted on 09/08/2013 5:36:17 PM PDT
by Bigg Red
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