Spurred by economy, medical tourism poised for breakout in '09

February 2009
Employee Benefit News;Feb2009, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p38
The article expects medical tourism to thrive in 2009 as more and more U.S. employees are traveling outside the country to receive lower-cost health care services. Jonathon Edelheit, president of the Medical Tourism Association, believes that the economic recession and the health insurance crisis will encourage more employers and consumers to subscribe to medical tourism to realize savings. Information is presented on the cost of several surgeries in other countries. It offers advice to employers that plan to utilize medical tourism.


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