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Author: ken Subject: Medical Cost
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posted on 08-17-2012 at 17:54 Reply With Quote Report Post to Moderator
Medical Cost

more text on this site I question!

Medical: Did you know some of the best hospitals in the world charge only about 10% to 15% of what Americans hospitals charge, health insurance in many countries is as little as $50 per month, regardless of pre existing conditions. Now many countries healthcare is complete free and with equal or better health care. Plus doctors make your healthcare decisions not executives at insurance companies that have no medical training. Every week thousands of people die because their insurance company denies them treatment.
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posted on 08-20-2012 at 16:10 Reply With Quote Report Post to Moderator
Ansewr this?

Then why do some many people come to the USA for medical?
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posted on 09-12-2012 at 10:32 Reply With Quote Report Post to Moderator
Myth about American medical

This is a myth, very few people travel to the USA for medical treatment, the US may have many illegals living here that get medical. But very few people travel to the USA for medical treatment. I have been in many hospitals in the US and have never met anyone form a foreign country that came here for medical treatment.
But when I travel abroad I always see American seeking treatment, in fact this is now big business;, Medical tourism . When I was in Thailand I went to Bumrungrad Hospital, thousands of foreign travel every day to come Bumrungrad Hospital, an estimated 350,000 foreign travel to this one hospitals alone for medical treatment, mostly USA citizens. That is nearly 6 times more foreigners in one hospital than all the hospitals in the USA. I want to repeat this one more time, ONE hospital does 6 times more foreigners than ALL US hospitals combined.

Each year, 750,000 US citizens seek medical treatment abroad. Between 60,000 and 85,000 foreigners seek in-patient medical treatment in the US. Source: LA times
See 60 minutes video clip:

http://www.escapingamerica.org/bangkok-bumrungrad-hospital.html
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posted on 12-17-2012 at 13:52 Reply With Quote Report Post to Moderator
If and if

I dont know the research but I would think this is logical. If the medical in other countries meets the general standards of that in the US but it costs so much less, why would anyone ever come to the US for medical?

I would love to see more stats and numbers on this topic. Very interesting. Many Americans would travel to other countries if they trusted the medical in those places. its interesting how people make opinions without facts.
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posted on 12-17-2012 at 21:55 Reply With Quote Report Post to Moderator
US vs Foreign healthcare

1st we need to look at quality of heather care, US ranks 3 th in the world. This means 37 other countries have better medical. So the risk of going outside the US is very minimal.

See: World Health Organization ranking of health systems
http://http://escapingamerica.org/medical-tourism/world-health-organization-ranking-best-health-care.html

Beyond Borders, which produces guidebooks on medical travel. The organization estimates that in 2012, 600,000 people will travel abroad for treatment -- a number anticipated to grow 15 to 20 percent annually as boomers age.

There are some people who do come to the US for health care, but many come from México or other third world countries. These are wealthy foreigners who come here more for the convenience rather than travel to Asia our Europe.

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