“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.