Medical Tourism: No Need to Leave the U.S.

He'd have paid $70,000 to have surgery at a Bay Area hospital, and $12,000 plus travel expenses to do it in India. Then he found Oklahoma Heart Hospital, which did the surgery for just $15,000. "The hospital was new, all-digital, with good food, and the doctor had done hundreds of these surgeries," he says. [link]

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  1. Ken says:

    Hey, markets work.

  2. Larry C. says:

    This is consistent with some earlier posts I have seen at this site — suggesting that American hospitals (at least some of them) are able to compete on price against their international rivals.

  3. Bret says:

    I wish you guys would publish more on these opportunities.

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