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As costs of healthcare continue to rise, more and more Americans are being drawn to the significantly lower prices of healthcare abroad.  However, many worry that healthcare received in other countries will be of lower quality than what they would receive at home, and not up to North American standards. This is where an accreditation…

Costa Rica is renowned for its natural beauty, eco-friendly environment and the exhilarating preservation of natural land. Home to the world’s greatest coffee, exciting volcanoes and hospitable locals, Costa Rica has also gained immense popularity in having one of the world’s finest health care systems. Above 80% of the medical professionals working in Costa Rica…

Realities of Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism is amongst the most rapidly expanding businesses globally. With an escalating cost of healthcare in developed nations combined with an increasing number of uninsured individuals, the option to travel abroad for healthcare that is significantly less expensive is an alluring concept. However, there has been some deliberation that medical tourism agencies quote exaggerated figures…

Translated version from www.elsalvador.com   International Buyers Health Services Impressed with the beauty treatments and El Salvador Four international buyers of health services world renowned from Canada and USA and were invited by the Area Medical Holding to participate in Macrorueda Business organized by PROESA, reported being very impressed by the high technology and professionalism…

Medical Treatment in Mexico As many as twenty-five million Americans are underinsured, and sixty-five million have no insurance at all. For those without adequate coverage, the necessity for medical care is an enormous financial burden on top of a situation that is already stressful emotionally. As an affordable alternative, many Americans are traveling to other…

Costa Rica attracts thousands of travelers from North America every year for the purpose of medical treatment. Already distinguished for its natural beauty and gorgeous milieu, it also has an outstanding healthcare system that is ranked above the U.S by the World Health Organization. With several JCI accredited hospitals and the world’s finest medical staff…

Passport Medical was recently featured in an issue of Medical Tourism Magazine. As a fairly new but rapidly growing industry, there are many questions the public has about medical tourism.   The article is a discussion on the role of a medical tourism company in planning a medical vacation, as well as a look at several…

With many struggling in the financial recession, having medical insurance has never been so important. Unfortunately, the number of people who are uninsured in the US is staggering—over 45 million. Those uninsured and requiring medical treatment have three options:  pay out-of-pocket, get a loan and accumulate interest, or travel abroad and receive the same treatment…

Medical tourism is one of the fastest growing industries.  With the price of healthcare climbing steadily in the U.S, more Americans are becoming aware of the option of medical treatment abroad at extraordinarily lower prices. Destinations such as Taiwan, Costa Rica, India, and more recently Turkey, attract millions of medical tourists every year. Most of…

Ask anyone who’s been there–Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Its gorgeous beaches, misty rainforests and friendly locals have captured the hearts of many American tourists. However, one feature most Americans are unaware of is the high-quality affordable healthcare provided by Costa Rica. With favorable exchange rates and lower…

Over half a million people travel abroad to receive medical treatment every year from the US. The travel of patients for the purpose of receiving quality medical treatment at an affordable price is known as medical tourism. One of the foremost reasons behind the growth of the medical tourism industry is the ever-increasing number of…

How to Travel Safely for Medical Care? Rising cost of healthcare, negligible insurance coverage and long wait times has sparked a drastic increase in popularity of medical tourism over recent years.  However as with any medical procedure, one’s safety is an obvious concern.  Many are tempted by the affordability of medical treatment abroad—but  are the…

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