Archive For The “Medical Tourism & Retirement Tourism Roundup” Category

SURGERY…CHEAPER IN MEXICO?

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“My son had an attack of appendicitis late Saturday night.  I knew that the Obamacare inflated prices for surgery in the U.S. would be ridiculous and that the service would likely be impersonal, involve long waits, and be nerve-wracking…The price for the latest routine appendectomy in my area was, my jaw dropped, $43,000…I am not…

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Why Value Based Shopping Matters in Healthcare

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SOURCE: MEDSCAPE Retiree Leslie Robinson-Stone and her husband enjoyed a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to a luxury resort — all thanks to the county she worked for. The couple also received more than a thousand dollars in spending money and a personal concierge, who attended to their every need. For Santa Barbara County, it was money…

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Wealthy Football Players Fly to Germany for Healthcare

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SOURCE: MISES INSTITUTE On Monday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll informed the media that five players on the team had left the country in order to receive Regenokine therapy. With linebacker KJ Wright just returning to the team after his own therapeutic trip, this means that over 10% of the team’s roster has had to go…

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EU Health Tourism Makes Up 5% of All Tourism!

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SOURCE: EU A new report analyzes health tourism in the EU and its three main components: medical, wellness, and spa tourism. Health tourism comprises around 5% of general tourism in the EU28 and contributes approximately 0.3% to the EU economy. Health tourism has a much higher domestic share than general tourism does. Increasing the share of health tourism may reduce…

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Refusing to Wait for the State: Canadians Fly to the U.S. for Healthcare

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SOURCE: CTVNEWS In 2016, an estimated 63,000 Canadians, including roughly 9,000 Albertans, elected to forego the offerings of Canada’s health care system and pursued medical treatment outside the country. The findings of the ‘Leaving Canada for Medical Care’  report compiled by The Fraser Institute found thousands of Canadians were willing to pay for procedures and…

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How Does Mexico’s Healthcare System Compare to the U.S.?

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SOURCE: Healthline As U.S. politicians continue to battle over healthcare plans, some medical tourism experts are predicting an increase in Americans traveling to Mexico in search of affordable medical and dental care. A study published this year in The Lancet found that Mexico’s Healthcare Access and Quality Index rating rose from 49.2 in 1990 to…

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BREAKING NEWS: Should Illegal Residents Get Free Medical Care in the U.S.?!

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SOURCE: Washington Post Hundreds of thousands of immigrants could be locked out of the health insurance marketplaces if the Senate’s new health-care bill becomes law.Buried among the bill’s provisions that roll back the Medicaid expansion and lower marketplace subsidies is a shift in eligibility requirements. Rather than all legal immigrants being able to receive tax…

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STATISTS WANT GOVERNMENT TO TAKE AWAY OPTIONS: Now Stem Cell Tourism

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SOURCE: FOXNEWS Stem-cell tourism involving patients who travel to developing countries for treatment with unproven and potentially risky therapies should be more tightly regulated, international health experts said on Wednesday. With hundreds of medical centers around the world claiming to be able to repair damaged tissue in conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease,…

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Statists Won’t Let Baby Gard Travel for Better Care: SHOULD MAKE YOU FURIOUS

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SOURCE: CRUX ROME – After publicly volunteering to care for UK infant Charlie Gard, whose parents were denied permission to take him to the United States for experimental therapy in a last-ditch effort to save his life, an official of the pope’s pediatric hospital in Rome said Tuesday that the parents have informed her that…

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MEDICAL TOURISM NEWS: China’s 34m ‘mass affluent’ consumers are helping to fuel a rise in the medical tourism market

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From the South China Morning Post: “Chinese consumers demand better welfare benefits as they set money aside for future health care treatment and education,” said Penhirin. Scepticism towards the quality of local health-care services is helping to fuel a rise in the medical tourism market, the report said. The top overseas destinations for wellness services,…

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