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4 Shocking Facts about US Healthcare - YouTube

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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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Free Trade Zones Could Boost Taiwan Medical Tourism

Free Trade Zones Could Boost Taiwan Medical Tourism | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Taiwan is hoping free trade zones will get its economy back on track.
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Medical tourism set to be in the pink of health - Business Standard

Medical tourism set to be in the pink of health - Business Standard | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

After the advent of the US Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, US insurance companies plan to encourage medical tourism.

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It will be interesting to see what happens when US insurance companies begin to seek solutions to high medical costs by encouraging medical tourism.

 

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The Growing Popularity of Having Surgery Overseas

The Growing Popularity of Having Surgery Overseas | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
More Americans are traveling to Europe and Asia to undergo elective surgery like a hip replacement, which can save tens of thousands of dollars.
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This is a great article to discover why people are leaving the USA for high quality surgery in other countries.

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Case Study: Joint Replacement | Medical Tourism South

Case Study: Joint Replacement | Medical Tourism South | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

Waiting for surgery is pretty standard in Canada where Harriet lived. The estimated wait time for a knee replacement was ten months, nearly a year. For nearly everyone, the wait is annoying, but for Harriet it was a serious problem. Harriet provided the care for her disabled husband who was nearly helpless without her. Ironically, Ralph’s knees were fine. He had a lung condition and used oxygen, but it was Harriet, who needed the knee replacement.

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Affordable surgery is a great thing. Of course, in Canada most joint-replacement surgery is paid for by government-provided healthcare. But sometimes timing is everything. It was for this woman.

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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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LEONID KOZLOV

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  LEONID KOZLOV www.leonidkozlov.com Note from the Editor: Leonid Kozlov may not be a medical travel business leader, but he is an internationally prominent ballet dancer who travels the world, has lived in both Russia and the...
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This is a fascinating story of an international ballet star who retired with his wife to Aruba. Learn how medical treatment there improved their lives.

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What can U.S. healthcare innovators learn from medical tourism inside and outside its borders?

What can U.S. healthcare innovators learn from medical tourism inside and outside its borders? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
A pair of reports reveal that the U.S. is one of the top three destinations for medical tourism but could also learn from innovation in other countries such as India.
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The US is the 3rd most visited destination for health care in the world. It receives 800,000 international patients every year. On the other hand, 750,000 Americans go abroad each year to get affordable health care elsewhere.

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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...

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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 3:17 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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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.
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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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Is medical tourism right for you?

Is medical tourism right for you? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Procedures can be deeply discounted overseas and the quality of care is good...but here are some things you may not have considered.
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Here are some things to consider in the pursuit of affordable medical care.

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Doctors Receiving Kickbacks May Be Persuaded to Prescribe

Doctors Receiving Kickbacks May Be Persuaded to Prescribe | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
When a doctor receives gifts or money from a company, s/he is more likely to prescribe a drug manufactured by them, even when compared to similar drugs or generic counterparts.
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This is just one of the significant ways that the US medical system is broken. If your doctor benefits from kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies, you are not receiving the best possible care.

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In Mexico, a Healer Who Asks for Nothing in Return

In Mexico, a Healer Who Asks for Nothing in Return | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Sergio Castro, 72, is neither doctor nor priest, but he fills a gap in Mexico’s ragged safety net in health care, accepting no money from his patients, who are mostly Mayans.
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Mexico has made huge strides in offering its citizens healthcare, with a goal of universal care. However, there are places that are so poor, so isolated that there simply isn´t the medical staff, nor the infrastructure to care for everyone. This remarkable story takes place in Chiapas, the poorest state in the country.

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Monica Rix Paxson's curator insight, August 22, 2013 11:17 AM

Mexico has made huge strides in offering its citizens healthcare, with a goal of universal care. However, there are places that are so poor, so isolated that there simply isn´t the medical staff, nor the infrastructure to care for everyone. This remarkable story takes place in Chiapas, the poorest state in the country.

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Happy Birthday Louise Brown

Happy Birthday Louise Brown | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
Louise Brown was the first human born through the process of in-vitro fertilization, one of the most commonly sought procedures for parents who have trouble conceiving a baby.
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Louise Brown’s birth was a gift to many couples who wanted children but were unable to concieve. Her successful conception via IVF (in vitro fertiliaztion) 35 years ago now makes pregnancy possible for thousands of people every year. Many couples in North America prefer the proximity and experience of the staff at the Mexico Fertility Center in Mexicali, Mexico.

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Medical Tourism - the Next Thing to be Banned for Americans?

Medical Tourism - the Next Thing to be Banned for Americans? | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
  FUN! for now... There is a story in the New York Times, a paper of very bad record, about medical tourism.  Many people have written about the trend for sometime, and the Times, as per usual...

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Health Care in Mexico: Top Destinations for Retiring Abroad

Health Care in Mexico: Top Destinations for Retiring Abroad | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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The Best Places to Retire to
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Health Care in Mexico: The Best Health Care You Can Ever Get and the Health Industry's Most Well-Guarded Secret

Health Care in Mexico: The Best Health Care You Can Ever Get and the Health Industry's Most Well-Guarded Secret | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it
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"Is this your image of what doctors are like?" "The difference between doctors and corporations", and "The best-kept secret in the health industry."

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