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

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    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.


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    It's even cheaper in Africa
     
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    A lot of the Amish travel to Mexico to get things like hernias fixed.
     
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    Who has a routine appendectomy, most instances are emergency situations???
     
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    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.
     
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    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....
     
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    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
     
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