Monterrey, Mexico, November 11th, 2009
With healthcare costs in the United States continuing to rise at higher rates than inflation, insurance companies are having to raise the prices of their policies and in turn, leave more and more Americans without coverage. As a consequence, some innovative insurers are designing lower premium plans to appeal to the budget-conscious, but as a trade off, these policies are starting to include huge deductibles and co-pays. Medical Travel is not only becoming an escape valve for those choosing elective procedures and for the totally uninsured, but also offers attractive options for the large group of partially insured citizens.
From Hernias to Lipomas, and from Gallbladder Removals to Hysterectomies, there is a large group of procedures that people with large insurance deductibles have to cover out-of-pocket. As healthcare costs continue to grow, so do insurance deductibles. As a solution for those who cannot easily come up with payments that are easily in the $8,000-$12,000 range, more Americans are turning to Health Travel for an answer. Gabriel Senior, CEO of Travel for Care, a Monterrey, Mexico-based medical travel facilitator states that “There is a substantive lack of knowledge by U.S. patients and their family about high quality, low cost alternatives nearby. Monterrey is a practical solution, that offers patients and their families a close, simple, all-encompassing approach to their needs with very affordable prices, and the same high quality service, treatments, and procedures that one would expect at a top hospital in the U.S.”
As a leading Medical Travel destination, Monterrey boasts internationally accredited hospitals and top-notch doctors that are increasingly treating foreign patients from everything ranging from weight loss surgery to cancer. With all-inclusive prices for general surgeries like a Lipoma Removal starting at less than $3,000 and for hernia surgery at less than $5,000, top healthcare in Monterrey is around a third of the price in the U.S. “If a lipoma patient whose estimated costs fall under her $12,000 PPO deductible factors in the price of travel and accommodations, she can have it removed in Monterrey and will still be saving around $4,000” states Dr. Arturo Aranda, MD, a US-trained general and pediatric surgeon based in Hospital San Jose TEC de Monterrey. A city which not many Americans know about today, is on track to provide one of the solutions sought by the large group of people debating this difficult issue.
Hospital San José TEC de Monterrey is one of Monterrey’s best regarded healthcare institutions, accredited by the Joint Commission International, and part of the Monterrey TEC, Mexico’s largest private education system. For more information, please visit www.hsj.com.mx
Travel For Care is an innovative Medical Travel start-up firm headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, marketing Medical Solutions to American patients looking for elective and non-elective procedures. For more information, please visit www.travelforcare.com
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