Jun
27

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Americans continue to favor destinations abroad for treatment

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It is true that Americans find it sarcastic, but you cannot help it when in spite of almost-free healthcare schemes for everyone, Americans lose out more money in medical treatment than people from any other country in the world. Till ObamaCare came, it was a completely disastrous situation for Americans when they found that there was no proper redressal mechanism to whom everyone could go with their healthcare policy problems. No one heard their silent cries and the state is just a little better for the people now. They still feel cheated of their medical bills, which are not transparent….

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May
31

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The disadvantages of medical tourism that we often overlook

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Medical tourism has become immensely popular throughout the world. It helps the patients from developing countries travel to developing countries for getting inexpensive medical treatments and surgeries. Apparently, medical tourism does not seem to have any cons and both patients and medical tourism facilitators are on the winning side. If you delve deeper and think more, then you will notice that this trend has some serious disadvantages. The first and foremost point of concern is the quality of medical treatments that you will get at unbelievably low prices. Compromising your health just for saving a couple of thousand bucks is…

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May
29

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Best medical tourism destinations worldwide

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Medical tourism has seen a remarkable growth over a decade and a half, as people have realized that how beneficial it is travelling to healthcare destinations and enjoys the best of quality and money savings. Following are some of the best medical tourism destinations that the patients should go to in order to seek quality health care overseas. Have a look: Costa Rica: The universal healthcare system – “Caja” – in Costa Rica costs a meager amount of $ 30 to $ 90 per person per month. This package covers everything ranging from doctor visits, tests, surgeries to prescription. Affordability…

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May
24

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Florida invests $5 million to develop medical tourism in the state

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Florida has recently been in the news because of Bill HB 1223 that plans a allocation of five million dollars for the state for execution of a marketing plan spread over a duration of four years for promotion of Florida as a US destination for medical tourism. Rep. Pat Rooney has sponsored the bill. Medical Tourism in Florida One of the leaders in marketing of medical tourism, the Goodness Company has welcomed this initiative. The company has been instrumental in development of many countries as medical tourism destinations such as Costa Rica, Mexico and Bahamas. In a press conference company’s…

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May
20

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How medical tourism influence Indian economy

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Many developing countries are trying to boost their economies with the help of medical tourism. They have recognized the immense potential of this industry and now they want a piece of it for themselves. Well, there is nothing wrong in that but to be successful in this branch of tourism a country needs to have a good, stable medical and business infrastructure. There are many international and domestic hurdles that each of the medical tourism destinations have to face for providing high quality medical services and a great traveling experience to the foreign patients. India has become one of the…

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May
18

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Medical tourism is beneficial only for people who can afford it

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The cost of medical facilities in the developed countries is very high. The governments of these countries are not being able to control the excessive price hikes of different healthcare facilities. The citizens of developed countries are not content with the medical care they are getting in their own country. The healthcare system has reached its saturation point. The average insurance policies do not cover the costs of treatments and surgeries completely but still the citizens have to pay high rates of premium. Due to all these reasons, people have started to travel to the developing countries for getting treatments…

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May
5

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Cheaper price attracts Australians to other medical tourism destinations

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Healthcare has evolved into a global industry and it operates much like any commodity that is imported or exported- likewise, the Australian Market is also facing a lot of competition as people are opting for foreign affordable destination for medical procedures. In the healthcare business, the cost is evidently the king and Asia has proved to this as it has evolved into a major hub where cosmetic surgeries are performed at nearly half the price.  Coming to think of it, if you wanted to get a cosmetic or dental surgery done in countries like Australia, the US or the UK,…

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Apr
25

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Frequently visited dental tourism destinations across the world

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Dental tourism is also referred as dental vacation. It is a subset of medical tourism sector. The main objective as to why people go on a dental vacation is to get cost effective dental care. In the UK, US and many other European countries dental is costly, especially if reconstructive work is required. So people tend to cross international borders and for people who go on a vacation to a dental destination country have an option to work affordable dental care into their vacation. In this article, let us see few of the dental destinations. Hungary boasts more dentists per…

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Apr
24

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Cost saving medical tourism destinations

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Cost saving is one among the many factors that have influenced the regulation and growth of patients travelling overseas for medical care. Medical tourism has transitioned to an elective care from a cottage industry and considered as cost effective if coordinated by a reputable provider. Also hospitals in foreign countries are in competition to work out favorable pricing for patients in order to fill their beds.  In this article, let us see about the best countries for medical tourism and the cost that could be saved visiting these countries. Medical tourism in Germany                              In Germany the price and the value…

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Apr
18

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Popular medical tourism destinations in Latin America

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Traffic is on the increase in countries like Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama, for heart procedures and cosmetic surgery, at half the price and greater personal attention. With the specialists being trained in the advanced countries, and the latest of equipment available, all these countries offer excellent services. All these countries have successfully established themselves as providers of quality treatment, at lower costs, which seems to be the rule for all medical tourism destinations. Let us look at them individually and alphabetically. Argentina Hard on the heels of its neighbours Colombia and Brazil, Argentina has invested heavily in…

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