Have You Heard Of Medical Tourism

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    100,000+ Americans travel to places like India, Belgium, Mexico, Spain, Columbia, S. Korea etc. each year to get medical procedures either denied to them here or too expensive for them to afford. The trend and numbers are growing.

    Know what the problem is........we're the only industriali ed country in the world where over 500 companies make profits off of sick people. After all that we still rank 37th in general health and longeivity.
     
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    Solution:
    Move to Korea for your Lobotomy and stay there

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    Yes. Most of those are for expensive cosmetic surgery. I really don't care if that tit job is too expensive for someone here. Let them go someplace else.
     
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    Ive been hearing about medical tourism since the 80's.
     
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    Guess the thousands that come here better get here quick before ObamaCare kicks in, huh?:eusa_whistle::eusa_hand:
     
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    There is a lot more to medical tourism than your idealogical point.

    One reason people travel for surgeries is they face a long wait time in their country due to socialized medicine. Another is the lower standards, infection rate, and sub-par medical products.

    Another thread that is not going how you wanted.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJCyaVkR7Lg]60 Minutes Medical Tourism Video - YouTube[/ame]​
     
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    We rank #1 in obesity.

    Do you think that might have anything to do with general health and longevity?
     
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    Stupid Teabaggers.
     
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    If you want to take your chance in a third world shit hole like Mexico or India, by all means, be my guest.

    Which is why we are also the nation that comes up with all these new drugs and cures for diseases allowing people to live longer, or did you think that all came free from Santa and his elves.

    Which has nothing to do with our health care system and this has been discussed ad nauseum over and over and over on this forum.

    Stop wasting everyone's time with your pissing and whining. If you want the cost of health care to come down in this country without sacrificing the quality, get the government the fuck out of it.
     

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