Was awarded the Memphis director Willy Bearden need heart surgery, but did not have adequate insurance to cover treatment. In a story Sunday, Commercial Appeal reporter Tom Charlier said how Bearden traveled to various countries where he could perform bypass surgery three for a fraction of what it would cost in the United States.
Bearden traveled to India is part of a growing trend is called medical tourism. This is a trend that provides a stain on the idea that America can enjoy “the best medical system in the world.” This trend is supported by health care costs have increased and the development of high quality services abroad and produce the same positive results when compared to the Bearden case, since only one-tenth of the costs used for the treatment. It certainly will open the eyes.
Rising health care costs in America, many experts say that such problems could cause the state budget deficit. Health care legislation in 2010 which was made by the Obama administration, if it passed, this issue will be discussed to some extent, but will not provide a total solution. What is needed is a broad consensus that medical pricing system requires a serious review and improvement.
It is true that we have a good doctor and the medical technology major in the U.S., but how good is that if the cost increases could put them out of reach of so many Americans do medical tourism.