First of all, many Americans can’t afford #medical treatment. Hence some turn to #medical tourism. And you know why.
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Especially relevant, half of all insurance policy-holders face a deductible of $1,000. In addition, the figure is higher for those enrolled in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Furthermore, thou+ is enough to become a medical tourist.
Otherwise, ill Americans:
* rack up credit cards,
* take personal loans,
* sell family heirlooms,
* declare bankruptcy, or
* lose their homes.
Due to mostly employer-based health #insurance coverage, no job means no health insurance.
Consequently, those who have tapped all financial resources could become homeless. Every day, about half a million Americans lack a stable place to live. At some point during their lives, 3.5 million Americans experience this.
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Therefore, rather than go broke or lose their home, many leave the country. Most noteworthy, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year 750,000 Americans #travel abroad for medical treatments. That’s more than 2,000 people a day!
As a result, every day Americans travel to #Mexico and elsewhere for treatment. They get surgeries they can’t afford, or surgeries their insurance won’t approve.
American medical tourists receive surgeries like:
* dental surgery,
* hip replacement,
* knee replacement, and
* even heart surgery.
Most noteworthy, the cost of travel and treatment together is cheaper than treatment in the US. Depending on the #surgery, a patient can save up to tens of thousands of dollars. Hence a handful of insurance companies encourage Americans to travel abroad.
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Patients have two paths to #affordable care. One is:
* seeking second opinions,
* volunteering for clinical trials, and
* taking a medical tourism holiday.
The other is paying insurance premiums. Nowadays professional advocates explore all options for patients.
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