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Cross-Border Utilization of Health Care: Evidence from a Population-Based Study in South Texas
The Myth of Undocumented Immigrants Using American Health Care Why U.S. citizens are finding it more cost-efficient to head to a Mexican physician.
Health Travel Technologies' Sandra Miller discusses the size of the medical travel market with Medical Travel Today.
Why Does Healthcare Cost so Much? People like to live too much, says New York Times columnist.
Advice From a Health Insurance Insider in the New York Times.
Making Stem Cell Therapy Available to the World-Beike Biotech Launches New International Stem Cell Venture
Health Travel Guides Featured Provider Hospital Angeles Tijuana Announces Functional Oncology Treatment Medical Travel Program.
The Sound of Mexico's Medical Tourism The Deloitte Center for Medical Solutions predicted a surge in Mexican medical tourism with the end of the recession
.Aetna Introduces Medical Tourism Health Plan, US Workers Covered At Hospitals in Tijuana and Mexicali Health Travel Guides network facilities Hospital Angeles Tijuana, Hospital Hispano Americano and Hospital de la Mujer covered in program.
Health Travel Guides CEO Herb Stephens Interviewed by Medical Travel Magazine
The American Way of Dentistry Slate reports on the oral cost spiral in the United States.
Have Plane, Will Travel for Lower Cost Health Care The San Diego Business Journal covers how Health Travel Guides' technology platform is enabling international health care providers to streamline the operation of their medical travel divisions.
Making the Trek as a Medical Patient The San Diego Business Journal provides tips to medical travelers.
Firm Helps U.S. Citizens Find Quality Health Care Mexican newspaper The News reports on how Health Travel Guides is providing affordable and quality dental and medical care in Mexico.
Listen to Health Travel Guides segment on Southwest Blend Radio Health Travel Guides Sandra Miller, interventional cardiologist Dr. Jorge Chavez (who practices in Mexico and the US), and Carlos Zavala (COO of the new, modern Hospital Angeles in Tijuana (serving more than 4,000 American medical travelers per year) discuss the benefits of health travel and Health Travel Guides comprehensive services.
Medical Tourism to Mexico Gets More Organized With immigration from Mexico down, but consumers still demanding savings, medical tourism is booming. ZD Net healthcare reporter Dana Blankenhorn highlights how Health Travel Guides is infusing the industry with professionalism and organization.
Healthcare Abroad is a Lure The Miami Herald sings the praises of Health Travel Guides star provider, Grupo Angeles of Mexico.
KI Partners with Medical Tourism Leader Health Travel Guides The Krongrad Institute has selected Health Travel Guides as a partner for prostate surgical medical tourism services.
Rise of Medical Tourism: Scores of Americans Head to Foreign Shores for Healthcare According to the National Coalition of Health Care in America, in 2007, total national health expenditures were expected to rise 6.9 percent¿twice the rate of inflation.
More Who Need Major Surgery are Leaving U.S. The question where can you get a $30,000 hip replacement for $10,000 isn't even a difficult or unusual question ¿ there are, in fact, many places you can get a hip replacement surgery for 50-80% cheaper than the prices in the US - many of them right next door in state-of-the-art hospitals in Mexico.
Even the Insured Feel Strain of Health Costs Health travel offers people a chance to get quality health care at a price far more affordable than the US. It¿s a benefit without boundaries.
Sometimes, Sightseeing Is Looking At Your X-Rays (NY Times) A reporter finds out for himself why more and more people now recognize foreign hospitals can deliver not only cheap but also high-quality health care, and are considering medical tourism even for serious health problems
Outsourcing Your Health (Forbes) With more than 45 million U.S. citizens lacking health insurance and no end in sight to the rise of health care costs, Americans are increasingly outsourcing their health care to hospitals in India, Thailand, Turkey and Singapore
My Mexican Dentist (Slate.com) A medical tourist gets her teeth fixed in Nogales
Employers make a push for 'medical tourism (CNN:Money) U.S. health care costs have gotten so outrageous that some small employers save money by flying workers to foreign countries for inexpensive medical procedures.
Need surgery, will travel (CBS News Online) What's called medical tourism ¿ patients going to a different country for either urgent or elective medical procedures ¿ is fast becoming a worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry.
A Cut Below (ABC News) As US Healthcare costs rise, more Americans head abroad for treatment.
Outsourcing Your Heart (Time) As word has spread about the high-quality care and cut-rate surgery available in such countries as India, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, a growing stream of uninsured and underinsured Americans are boarding planes not for the typical face-lift or tummy tuck but for discount hip replacements and sophisticated heart surgeries.
Medical Tourism Growing Worldwide (University of Delaware Daily) Falling ill while abroad seems like the worst sort of traveling nightmare. Yet, for growing numbers of travelers, the lure of combining affordable medical care with attentive room service is a chief draw for packing a suitcase and boarding a plane.
The Medical Vacation (Travel + Leisure) State-of-the-art hospitals from Bangkok to Cape Town are luring American travelers with low prices and packages that include side trips to local attractions.