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Excellent article about medical tourism

Several months ago I had a guest blog post from Kevin Mercadante, who runs the terrific blog OutOfYourRut.com. He wrote an article for his readers that he allowed me to repost here titled ‘What to do if you absolutely can’t … Continue reading

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Medical tourism doesn’t have to mean leaving the country

I’ve talked in the past about the huge savings available to self-pay patients who travel overseas for surgical or hospital care, such as the man who went to Thailand and paid $9,000 for shoulder surgery that would have cost $130,000 in the … Continue reading

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ABC News reports on medical tourism

Last week ABC News had a feature on medical tourism. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this concept, it simply means travelling away from your home area to have a procedure performed, usually done for cost reasons but sometimes … Continue reading

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Update on Medical Tourism in India

I just ran across an article from last week about medical tourism in India, “India Medical Tourism in Troubled Times,” from August 21. As I’ve noted before, medical tourism can be a great value for uninsured self-pay patients as well as those … Continue reading

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Narayana surgical hospitals in India provide heart surgery for much less than U.S. facilities

I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to write this post since I was reading an article about this topic several weeks back that helped prompt me to launch The Self-Pay Patient. I’ve mentioned previously that I’ve written a book to … Continue reading

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Medical tourism satire reveals important lessons for uninsured/self-pay patients

Freelance writer Justin Matis had what was mostly intended (I think) as a satirical piece in Slate on the subject of medical tourism and getting major medical needs met as an uninsured American. Satire or not, though, for self-pay patients his article does raise some important … Continue reading

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