Pay $43,000 for an Appendectomy? Or less than $3,000?

Discussion in 'ObamaCare' started by Zander, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Zander
    Offline

    Zander Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Messages:
    21,157
    Thanks Received:
    7,311
    Trophy Points:
    390
    Location:
    Los Angeles CA
    Ratings:
    +18,737
    Great true story about Private Medical Care in Mexico

    My son had an attack of appendicitis late Saturday night. I knew that the Obamacare inflated prices for surgery in the U.S. would be ridiculous and that the service would likely be impersonal, involve long waits, and be nerve-wracking. I have friends in the medical field so I inquired just for grins. The price for the latest routine appendectomy in my area was, my jaw dropped, $43,000. I read on-line that the average cost for an appendectomy in the U.S. is $33,000.
    That is fucking crazy!! $43,000 to remove an appendix? So he went to Mexico.

    I opted for the nearby private Catholic hospital in Mexico driving past a Catholic hospital in the U.S. en route. I also drove past the state run socialist hospital in Mexico which of course has deplorable service and doesn’t serve Americans anyway. Most of the private hospitals in Mexico have great service, modern equipment and procedures, and affordable prices. You can actually have extensive conversations with surgeons and the rest of the medical staff. They are very patient, respectful, and understanding. We arrived on a Sunday morning. This counted as an emergency after-hours visit. The fees listed below are higher because of the Sunday call-out for surgical personnel and the extra fee for the emergency room doctor that could have been avoided if I had come during normal business hours.


    [​IMG]

    Private Medical Care in Mexico - LewRockwell LewRockwell.com
     
    • Informative Informative x 3
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Tank
    Offline

    Tank BANNED

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    18,818
    Thanks Received:
    2,585
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +11,327
    It's even cheaper in Africa
     
  3. Moonglow
    Online

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    117,473
    Thanks Received:
    10,570
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +49,353
    DIY is the cheapest...
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  4. RodISHI
    Offline

    RodISHI Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    17,460
    Thanks Received:
    4,797
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +11,919
    A lot of the Amish travel to Mexico to get things like hernias fixed.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  5. Moonglow
    Online

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    117,473
    Thanks Received:
    10,570
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +49,353
    Who has a routine appendectomy, most instances are emergency situations???
     
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. bgrouse
    Offline

    bgrouse BANNED

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2017
    Messages:
    2,764
    Thanks Received:
    200
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Ratings:
    +1,048
    At the lowest end you don't get what you want. At the high end you get ripped off. I'd say that private Mexican hospital is somewhere in the middle and US healthcare is a really expensive ripoff, with an emphasis on expensive and not so much emphasis on quality.
     
  7. rightwinger
    Online

    rightwinger Award Winning USMB Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    156,438
    Thanks Received:
    24,428
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Ratings:
    +72,116
    We need to build a wall to keep Americans out
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  8. Moonglow
    Online

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    117,473
    Thanks Received:
    10,570
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +49,353
    The quality is fine here in the USA yet it cost more because we are not a second rate nation like Mexico...P.S. it's a socialist nation also that must be why their medical care is cheaper....
     
  9. RodISHI
    Offline

    RodISHI Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    17,460
    Thanks Received:
    4,797
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +11,919
    Difference, Info. Consumer Prices in United States are 115.48% higher than in Mexico. Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 155.15% higher than in Mexico. Rent Prices in United States are 309.16% higher than in Mexico. Restaurant Prices in United States are 133.83% higher than in Mexico.

    Cost Of Living Comparison Between Mexico And United States
     
  10. TheOldSchool
    Offline

    TheOldSchool Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    61,715
    Thanks Received:
    9,900
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    last stop for sanity before reaching the south
    Ratings:
    +42,280
    Mexico has universal healthcare
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

best cameras