At this point you might ask: why would someone fly halfway around the world for
a medical procedure? Why go through all the trouble of finding a doctor and hospital
in Costa Rica, India or Thailand if there is great medical care available in the
U.S. and Canada?
No one will doubt that the U.S. and Canada boast some of the world’s best physicians
and medical facilities. So much so that for years many foreign doctors have come
to train at our universities and hospitals in order to learn the latest techniques
and to have access to cutting-edge technology.
However, the fact that each year more and more people are traveling abroad for medical
care goes to show a simple truth: it does no good to have a dazzling Porsche parked
in your garage if you don’t have access to the keys. For the nearly fifty million
uninsured Americans who can’t afford quality healthcare, the keys to the Porsche
might as well be locked in a concrete box at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. By
offering low-cost healthcare at top-quality international hospitals, Medical Tourism
gives you the keys to the Porsche (or at least makes them much more accessible).