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Medical tourists are people who travel to a foreign country to receive medical procedures – usually for a far lesser cost than they would incur back home. There is a number of reasons why someone would travel all the way to another country to receive medical care. But what kind of patients most often benefit from medical tourism? The Uninsured or Underinsured Almost 1 in 5 Americans is uninsured. Many more are underinsured. These individuals
Thailand tops the list of medical tourism destinations. In 2017, an estimated 2.4 million international patients visited Thai hospitals for medical care. BBC Travel reported that the Thai medical tourism industry is growing at a rate of 16% each year. The Asian country has dominated the market due to three key factors: low cost of medical treatments, high quality of treatments, and high level of hospitality. The most obvious reason many international patients choose Thailand
Medical tourism is the practice of visiting a foreign country to receive healthcare, medical treatments, or surgery with the benefit of lower costs than can be found in the U.S. It is estimated that as many as 23 million Americans are expected to engage in medical tourism in the near future, and half of these people are likely to visit countries in Central and South America for their treatments. Why Latin America? The benefits of
We are often asked if special medical tourism insurance is needed for travel. In short, yes. But, be careful to review the varying options in the specialized products available and don’t confuse this with leisure and business travel insurance. Travel agents, insurance brokers, travel websites and other travel organizations offer travel insurance with many reputable travel insurance companies. We too have travel insurance options for standard leisure and business travel. The standard travel policies all
When traveling to an LATAM country for a medical procedure whether its medical or dental procedure that is cosmetic or not our Medical Tourism Insurance program provides you the peace of mind you deserve by covering the extra medical, hospital, and lodging expenses resulting for a medical complication that occurs during a covered treatment in Latin America. Benefits Includes: Additional medical expenses due to a medical complication Additional Costs of Travel, Meals and Accommodations Death,