The Medical Tourism Canard

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by Polk, Oct 24, 2009.

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    Opponents of health care reform are often quick to say "If other counties have better systems, why do so many people come here for treatment?" Beyond getting into the fact that saying the system works well for those with a lot of resources (which is really what medical tourism is about at core) is not the same as saying a system is good overall, the fact is, Americans are much more likely to go abroad for treatment than foreigners are to come here.

    And before you think it's a bunch of Europeans and Canadians fleeing their dreaded socialized medicine.


    That's compared to Americans...

     
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    Nothing like starting in about the tourism canard when your entire premise is based upon the cost canard. :lol:
     

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