Costs for procedures and pharmaceuticals in the United States are constantly among the highest in the world, and more and more folks are realizing that it’s impossible to go under the knife without going under in debt. Medical costs cause three out of every five bankruptcies in the United States, and it’s estimated that as many as 45,000 people die each year due to lack of medical insurance coverage.
Offshore medical care, sometimes referred to as medical tourism, is quickly becoming a viable option for many, even for those who already have health insurance. It’s estimated that the so-called medical tourism industry is worth somewhere around US$50 billion and that as many as 14 million patients cross an international border for medical care each year.
With the help of this guide, you’ll learn how to take advantage of quality care overseas at a fraction the cost of what you’d pay back home. In many cases, you’d save enough on procedures to cover the cost for the trip, while enjoying much needed down time to rest and recuperate before returning home.