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Thailand kicks off "Find Your Fabulous" medical tourism campaign - eTurboNews

Thailand kicks off "Find Your Fabulous" medical tourism campaign - eTurboNews | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Thailand kicks off "Find Your Fabulous" medical tourism campaign
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Thailand, the top world destination for medical tourism, kicks off a marketing campaign for it.

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Healthcare in Mexico: Information about the Personal Accident and Health Insurance Industry in Mexico

Healthcare in Mexico: Information about the Personal Accident and Health Insurance Industry in Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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I wonder if these numbers represent an increase of the Mexican middle class.

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Sticker Shock: How Big Pharma Gouges the American Public | Blog | BillMoyers.com

Sticker Shock: How Big Pharma Gouges the American Public | Blog | BillMoyers.com | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Road trip! Or, two middle-aged women go on a Hunter S. Thompson-esque drug-buying spree across an international border. And score.
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Who thought we'd suffer from sticker shock from our pharmaceuticals?

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Improving life before it begins

Improving life before it begins | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
A group of Mexican specialists in fetal medicine have successfully performed over 200 surgeries on unborn babies, inside the womb of the mother. Doctors, grouped under the signature Fetal Medicine Mexico, ensure that this clinical method increases life quality life and decreases chances of high risk ...
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The English Speaker's Guide to Doctors & Hospitals in Mexico

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Our newly release book, now available on Amazon.

 

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Poland's medical tourism clinics offer half-price treatment to the world

Poland's medical tourism clinics offer half-price treatment to the world | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
The Polish government is promoting the nation as a world-class centre for medicine: certainly the prices seem hard to argue with, writes Miles Brignall
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Yet another contender in the increasingly competitive world of medical tourism.

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Sani Dental Patient Experience

lastThis is "Sani Dental Patient Experience" by The Goodness Company on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Bet your last trip to the dentist wasn't this much fun.

 

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These 5 Countries Provide The Best Health Care In The World

These 5 Countries Provide The Best Health Care In The World | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index reports that France, Uruguay and Malaysia provide the best and most affordable health care in the world.

The Health Care category in the Index considers the cost of care and the qualit...
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If you are looking for a retirement destination, you should consider the quality and cost of the healthcare.

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Why is Medical Care So Expensive in the US?

Why is Medical Care So Expensive in the US? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

In January, a 20-year-old posted his $55,000 hospital bill for an appendectomy at a hospital in Sacramento, California on Reddit with this comment: “I never truly understood how much healthcare in the US costs until I got appendicitis in October. I’m a 20 year-old guy. Thought other people should see this to get a real idea of how much an unpreventable illness costs in the US”.

 

What followed was a firestorm of response with 10,729 comments posted to date. Even with coverage through his father’s insurance policy, this young man was saddled with over $11,000 in debt that will take him years to repay.

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Learn why you don’t get what you pay for when it comes to medicine.

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Why Wait for Medical Care?

Why Wait for Medical Care? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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It will be interesting to see if the US Affordable Care Act changes wait times for care in the US.

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Frustrated with wait times, Calgary doctor quits public health system

Frustrated with wait times, Calgary doctor quits public health system | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Frustrated watching patients wait too long for medical care, a prominent Calgary orthopedic surgeon is taking the unusual step of opting out of the public health-care system - a move that will allow him to charge patients for privately delivered...

Via J.F. LeMoine
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This is one of the reasons that more Canadians are heading elsewhere for care.

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J.F. LeMoine's curator insight, December 20, 2013 12:17 PM

While discussing the frustrations in Alberta, he notes that patients are already travelling to the Turks and Caicos for orthopaedic surgery.

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A Throbbing Health Issue

A Throbbing Health Issue | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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I was surprised by what I found. Are you?

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In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S.

In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S. | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Michael Shopenn turned to a private hospital in Belgium after he was unable to find an affordable artificial hip in the United States.
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

There is no reason that individuals and the companies that employ them shouldn't be taking advantage of the reasonable prices available in Mexico and elsewhere. —Monica Rix Paxson, author, The English Speaker's Guide to Medical Care in Mexico, http://medicaltourismsouth.com

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Healthcare in Mexico: University of Southern California and Mexico's Geriatrics Institute Team Up

Healthcare in Mexico: University of Southern California and Mexico's Geriatrics Institute Team Up | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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A great initiative that shows that Mexicans and Americans can are willing to work together to solve their mutual problems

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Healthcare in Mexico: Healthcare in the US, The Most Expensive in the World and not the Best

Healthcare in Mexico: Healthcare in the US, The Most Expensive in the World and not the Best | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

Read what Reuters and the OECD have to say about healthcare in the US.

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World Medical Tourism Congress: Piece de Resistance for U.S. Employer Savings

World Medical Tourism Congress: Piece de Resistance for U.S. Employer Savings | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
U.S. self-funding employers are avoiding rising healthcare costs by adopting medical tourism into their self funded medical plans;
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:

There is money to be saved. It remains to be seen if employers, insurers and patients will accept it. One thing seems certain: The price structure of medical care in the USA won't change.

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Modeling My Blog After US Health Care System

Modeling My Blog After US Health Care System | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
When I heard about the health care a friend’s elderly mother recently received, I was appalled. Then, true to my epiphanal roots, I was inspired. I decided to model my blog after the US Health Care...
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This nightmare story is precisely why the U.S. healthcare system is in shatters. Yes, greed and neglect are now institutionalized to such an extent that I don't see a fix. Do you?

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Health Care in Mexico: Soccer: A Part of Life in Mexico

Health Care in Mexico: Soccer: A Part of Life in Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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Which comes first, the fútbol or the medical care?

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Health Care in Mexico: Even with Obamacare, Americans Are Still Going to Mexico to get Healthcare

Health Care in Mexico: Even with Obamacare, Americans Are Still Going to Mexico to get Healthcare | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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It's interesting how many people choose Mexico for healthcare, not so much because of economics but because they feel they receive better care.
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Why Won’t Medicare Pay for Medical Tourism?

Why Won’t Medicare Pay for Medical Tourism? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
And increasing numbers of Americans are planning to retire abroad, not only to Mexico, but Costa Rica and other low-cost countries.
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Now that's a very good question. We are all waiting for a reasonable answer.

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4 Shocking Facts about US Healthcare - YouTube

Sources for all facts/statistics listed below. Subscribe to OurTime.org: http://www.youtube.com/WatchOurTime Watch MORE of my videos: http://j.mp/JoshSundqui...
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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare In theaters and on iTunes October 2012. "Destined to be hailed as the definitive film on American health...
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This teaser is to a documentary that is as timely  as ever. The American medical system is broken.

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Desperate patients smuggle prescription drugs from Mexico

Desperate patients smuggle prescription drugs from Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Physicians and law enforcement are tracking a relatively new trend -- U.S. patients smuggling of prescription medicine in bulk from Mexico.
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The pharmaceuticals manufactured in Mexico are, with rare execptions, of good quality and significantly more affordable than those in the USA. But the laws regarding cross-border transport are enforced by both countries.

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CASE STUDY: Employer sponsored medical tourism: Kevin's new knee

CASE STUDY: Employer sponsored medical tourism: Kevin's new knee | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Many medical tourism destinations and international hospitals are pursuing the “American dream” and see the USA as a lucrative market for their medical tourism services.
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We are not far from the day when employers and insurance companies offer you a vacation along with your offshore surgery.

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Request for Health Care Assistance in Mexico

Request for Health Care Assistance in Mexico | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Make a Request for Health Care Assistance in Mexico and our Healthcare co-ordinator will contact you personally.
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Are you putting up with a physical problem because you think you can’t afford the help you need?

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Medical Tourism On The Rise

Medical Tourism On The Rise | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
By Maria Sheahan and Andreas Kröner FRANKFURT, March 7 (Reuters) - A dentist's office may not be everyone's idea of a perfect holiday destination.

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ONE HealthCare Worldwide's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:55 AM

Quote: "The British-based Medical Tourist Company refers about 100 patients a year to hospitals in India for treatments including cardiac surgery, knee and hip replacement, in-vitro fertilisation and dental work."