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Medical tourism to Mexico beats Obamacare!

This bus really exists!

This bus really exists!

This year alone, hundreds of thousands of Americans will travel to places like Singapore, India, Costa Rica, Mexico and Malaysia to receive everything from face-lifts to double-bypass heart surgeries—at steeply discounted prices.

Medical tourism is bound to strike the competitive chord that so naturally resonates in the American soul. In my experience medical fees in Mexico are normally less that what an insurance co-pay would be in the U.S.

The huge price-gaps are catching a lot of attention, and many Americans are looking overseas for their healthcare. My advice to them is why fly to some far-off place like Singapore, when Mexico is right on the border.

Healthcare for Americans is more than double that for any other nation. And the Affordable Care Act? It is a hodge-podge of complexity. In most advanced nations, healthcare does not involve paying 20% off the top to insurance companies—in fact, insurance companies have little or nothing to do in these countries because their healthcare is like our Medicaid. There are no premiums and no penalties. Now that is what I call “Freedom.”

The U.S. argument of private insurance vs. government programs is an irrelevant distraction. The bottom line is that someone has to pay for healthcare, either through taxes or premiums.

Medical tourism addresses the out-of-control health costs in the way that the Affordable Health Care Act has not. It offers the consumer a less-expensive alternative to the prevailing price structure.

But what are the hidden costs for going abroad for cheaper health care?

One is definitely the overall risk factor of traveling to a foreign country (0ther than nearby Mexico) that will deter the less-intrepid and elderly folks. Also, the general quality and safety of the tourist hospitals are in question. In response, many hospitals now seek accreditation from the Joint Commission International, the global division of the institution that approves U.S. hospitals.

The American health care system is still in dire need of restructuring. Right now, the status quo is that we’re paying more money than every developed country to die faster than they. It is true that the U.S. ranks very low on the scale of international health statistics.

According to Mexicali’s Committee of Tourism and Conventions, everyone wants to know why medical care is cheaper in Mexico than in the United States, certainly, it’s not due to lack of quality. The prices of surgeries in Mexico, especially in Mexicali, are only a fraction of what they are in the United States, because of low operating costs, lower cost of living and the low cost of health insurance. Medication is also a lot cheaper in Mexico, and are made by the same companies from the US, only that the price is determined according to the country they are sold in. It is estimated that the cost of medical care in Mexico generates savings around and these are official estimates:

Surgeries up to 50% cheaper.

Consultations up to 80% cheaper.

Medications up to 75% cheaper.

Dental services up to 70% cheaper

In addition, hospitals in Mexico and Mexicali do not have to cover the high malpractice insurance quotes that doctors and hospitals in the U.S. need to continue operating.

By eliminating such rates, all surgeries performed in Mexico are and will be cheaper, but of course, without losing quality. In fact, narcotic drugs are seldom, if ever, given in Mexico. This practice in the U.S. leads to prescription drug addiction—and even worse.

On December 12, 2013, one of our readers wrote us, “In September of 2012 I had a series of ultrasounds done at the Hospital Al Mater on Madero, real close to the border. Price – $58.50 vs. the $900 I was quoted in Phoenix without insurance. So I know it’s very affordable and accessible to have health care needs taken care of in Mexicali and ditch the US health care system altogether.”

We agree.

And if you live in Mexico, or anywhere outside of the U.S. you are not subject to Obamacare—no premiums, no fines, no nothing!

4 comments to Medical tourism to Mexico beats Obamacare!

  • Rob:
    Thanks for the compliment! Hope Dr. Rafael can help you. He is Mexican, but lived for a while in Phoenix.
    God Bless,

  • Rob A.

    Hi MaryAnn!

    Just wanted to say I read your comment and found the card of the vet you recommend. Thank you! I will send him an email and see if he has the flea med I use for my cats and at what cost. Thank You again for having this site up and running – what a wonderful resource for those of us who are open to exploring alternatives to modern US living! Rob A, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Rob:
    You might find Mexican crafts in Mexicali near the border crossing. The best vet we have ever known is Dr. Rafael Minero. If you look on the left sidebar (go down a bit) on my site you will see his card and phone number. He speaks English and has cured two of our cats with anti-viral medicine. Both cats had serious diseases not treatable with anti-biotics.
    God Bless,

  • Rob A.

    Hi MaryAnn!

    I have a question for you about Mexicali. I will be there in a couple of weeks to have some dental work done and I seem to have a dentist lined up and a place to stay lined up. My question is this – can you recommend a place close to the border for Mexican crafts? I have been searching online with limited results and when I was there last year I don’t remember seeing any such stores (but I wasn’t looking, either). Also, I’m wondering if you know of any vets close to the border? I’d be looking to see if they have Revolution cheaper than in the US – it’s a flea medication that is crazy expensive in the US. Thanks for any advice and for having this site to begin with! Rob A. Phoenix, Arizona

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