The Cure for Out of Control Medical Costs
It is statistically possible that this article is about you. Given that approximately 70% of Americans are either without health care coverage or have restricted coverage due to poor health care plan, or pre-existing conditions, you are probably paying significant out-of-pocket expenses. This can result in thousands of dollars in medical costs to you each year, creating a financial strain. And for Canadians, or patients from other countries with socialized medicine, the costs aren’t as high, but the wait to get into a specialist or surgical procedure can be months. An ongoing joke is, “I might not even need the surgery because I’ll be dead by then”. It is no laughing matter, and high costs and lengthy wait times are a major factor for people seeking a solution elsewhere.
We look at the health care industry as the one which needs the most significant cure, with a healthy system being truly effective and affordable for all. Medical Tourism as it is called, is the word for traveling to another place, usually outside your borders, to find the cure for your medical needs, financial woes, and wait times. That is the only cure at this time, and is a really viable alternative with many benefits. There are many places that provide good options for procedures like dental, cosmetic, cancer, and Executive Wellness. One of the best places we have found is Puerto Rico and the Health and Wellness Network (HWN).
HWN specializes in all forms of dental services, from cosmetic to dentures. And all the doctors are educated at major U.S. universities and all the facilities are U.S. certified. Since Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, they must adhere to many of the U.S. regulations, and traveling is easy as there is no passport required. So, don’t get off the plane thinking you will have to wait in a long line for customs. There is none.
We know medical tourism is an option for saving a lot of money. The key to finding the best destination is straight forward. We highlighted Puerto Rico medical tourism as a clear winner because it fits all the criteria below.
1. It should be pretty easy and affordable to travel to the chosen destination. No one wants to spend a lot of time, money, and hassle getting there. Some countries like Brazil require not only a passport, but a Visa to enter. That can be an additional cost.
2. Doctors and staff speak English.
3. Your doctor and facility are Board Certified, by a United States governing board, like the American Medical Association or International Patient Services.
4. It is a bonus to have the company that is directly associated with the medical center you are working with to provide you hotel and transportation services. Turnkey, hassle-free experience is always the best.
In a nutshell, medical tourism is the best way to save money, and in many cases, time on many types of treatments. It is definitely worth your time to look into it. If you are interested in knowing how you can benefit from Puerto Rico health care programs, you can contact Health and Wellness Network at:
Or call 787-753-5085 (this is NOT an international call)