US Medical tourism: ‘5-star’ care at a discount. US medical cartel monopolies are forcing lower middle class Americans to travel abroad to get medical treatment. Imagine cartels would allow Indian, Mexican, Russian, Chinese, Korean good doctors, dentists, to compete, to practice in US, for up to 90% discount. That would be a free market, not medical corporate cartel communism… if you’re in that awkward middle, where you have a little money saved, current private medical insurance cartels scheme will take it all …….. Once a cottage industry, medical tourism may be on the cusp of a big expansion as governments from India to Singapore are investing in state-of-the-art hospitals, vying for a global market.
Deloitte Consulting estimated that 560,000 U.S. residents went abroad for care in 08. The firm thinks that number will rise to 1.6 million by 2012, with patients getting discounts of up to 90 % on procedures from liver transplants to hip resurfacing.