Comments on: Medical tourism wins fans http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MinervaJourneys http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/comment-page-1/#comment-5784 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:48:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=15044#comment-5784 Accredited Medical Travel Agencies such as Minerva Journeys ensure that all treatments are performed only at US or JCI accredited Hospitals and Clinics with staff that communicates in English. We help set up appointments with complimentary concierge services including escorts at the airport in Costa Rica so patients don’t wait in long lines. A local cell phone is also provided so you can stay in touch at all times, even when you are overseas. Also get access to STEM CELL THERAPY for many severe autoimmune diseases not available in the US.
Medical Tourism truly provides a benefit to the uninsured as well as Self Insured Employers with ever increasing costs and difficulties accessing quality healthcare. Visit http://www.minervajourneys.com/ to learn more.

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By: peter45114 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/comment-page-1/#comment-5759 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:55:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=15044#comment-5759 LOL! LMAO! Have you ever been to “Mexico”? I mean Mexico, not Mazatlan or some other tourist destination? Mexico is a perfect toilet. Minus one vital component: a handle to flush it.

I’ve been there dozens of times. Corruption and debasement of all peoples of Mexico is a social “value” in Mexico. Don’t like it? refuse to ‘see’ it? your problem.

This is ‘America’ and listen to the B.S. we have to listen to about the “best nation in the world” from pundits.

Think being ‘American’ does you any favors in today’ world? Think again. When over seas, you are walking on egg shells to avoid confrontation to avoid becoming a focus for little social control over popular outbreaks of violence.

Want a ‘procedure’ done in Mexico? Go ahead. Every day liberals make decisions that re-enforce the argument that Darwin may indeed have had a point, in despite what God has said.

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By: whatthatguysaid http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/comment-page-1/#comment-5758 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 13:32:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=15044#comment-5758 Many people don’t realize that the costs of malpractice lawsuits and insurance in the US help make healthcare in the US so expensive. As long as the trial lawyers in the US can continue to pay off their political whores, no meaningful change will occur. So remember that if something goes south, so to speak, with your Mexican procedure, your surviving relatives won’t be able to sue everyone in sight and live the American dream off the proceeds of a lawsuit settlement or verdict. Not a bad tradeoff IMHO. Sometimes bad results happen and it’s nobody’s fault. We Americans have forgotten that and always want to blame somebody.

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By: Sinbad1 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/comment-page-1/#comment-5757 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 08:27:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=15044#comment-5757 The idea of going overseas for surgery can be a good idea. Here in Australia people go to India Thailand etc for face lifts and other forms of cosmetic surgery.
However if you have a heart attack as I did you don’t really have the time to organize everything. In my case I was going to die without prompt action so the local hospital put me into a helicopter and flew me to a large surgical hospital. The angioplasty was performed by the local expert and two weeks later I was back home again I don’t know how much it cost I never saw a bill. You guys should be hassling your politicians for a Government run system. It is cheaper and works a treat when you need it.

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By: Eideard http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/comment-page-1/#comment-5753 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 04:45:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=15044#comment-5753 Delightful note from gunchinchili. I know beaucoup folks among my grayhead peers whose “family dentist” is across the border in Mexico.

I have kin who spend their winter staying warm on the US side of the southern border; but, cross over and get their dental work done for a fraction of what I pay Stateside. And their dentist BTW belongs to and is certified by the American Dental Association.

I know of one Mexican dentist who now has the contract for city employees in an American border city.

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By: redsoxack2 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/comment-page-1/#comment-5751 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 04:01:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=15044#comment-5751 I find it ironic that Canadians come here to get X-Rays and CAT Scans, because it is cheaper and their is less waiting lists. Then go on too Mexico for their surgery and see their GP up in Canada for cheaper, quality follow up care their. The truly NAFTA healthcare system.

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By: FirstAdvisor http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/comment-page-1/#comment-5750 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 02:43:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=15044#comment-5750 One vital factor the article doesn’t mention is the quality of foreign operation room teams. At a wild guess, Reuters doesn’t want the aggro of any possible lawsuits. However, the most important measure of the danger of any operation is how often the surgeon has done that proceducre before. To a foreign JCI hospital, where the team has performed your operation hundreds of times, their only competition in the US are the very best surgeons, who charge the very highest fees.

The key to foreign JCI hospitals is a huge pool of vastly better doctors, with a risk far below 3 percent for even the most dangerous operations. Many foreign doctors are famous around the world for their abilities, and the fact that they have never lost a patient, never made a mistake, and never been sued.

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By: djlowballer http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/comment-page-1/#comment-5749 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 01:48:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=15044#comment-5749 They do tax your escape. Americans are taxed abroad. If you give up your citizenship you have to file taxes for 10 years after. It is ridiculous.

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/comment-page-1/#comment-5748 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 01:06:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=15044#comment-5748 This is like other overpriced American fields like law and government. Say, could we outsource our courts and rulers? Just watch — they will tax this escape too.

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By: fred5407 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/06/15/medical-tourism-wins-fans/comment-page-1/#comment-5747 Sun, 19 Jun 2011 00:46:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/?p=15044#comment-5747 I think this article is right on. I go to Mexico to have my teeth fixed and get glasses. I get better service, better prices, and they care. The medical community in the US has competition.

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