If I ever need a hip done, I’m going to Thailand. Some 50,000 Americans alone have visited Thailand’s Bumrungrad Hospital in 2005. India, Costa Rica, Brazil and Mexico are destinations for Americans – and other nationals – seeking high quality medicine at very low prices. For self-insured health plans, going overseas can save the plan a tidy sum, while the beneficiary can work in a nice vacation.
ABC News this week did a piece on tourist medicine. For your information.