“1.4 Million Americans Will Go Abroad for Medicare Care This Year, Should You?,” by Beth Braverman, The Fiscal Times

“Health care has become so expensive in the United States that a growing number of Americans (and their employers) are finding it more cost efficient to fly across the globe for certain medical procedures. The savings are so great — and the quality high enough — that a handful of American insurance companies are now encouraging the practice and covering the travel and treatment costs.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
So, what does medical tourism have to do with long-term care?  Believe it or not, some lawyers recommend shipping your infirm elder to Costa Rica or Thailand where LTC is cheaper and better than in a Medicaid nursing home:  See “International Long Term Care Options:  The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” in LTC Bullet:  They’re Baaaack . . . Medicaid Planners Rise Again.

1.4 Million Americans Will Go Abroad for Medicare Care This Year, Should You?

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