We will all admit, here at HealthLink Advocates (HLA), that we are medical news junkies. Any health or medical headline coming our way, we read, discuss and earnestly hope that conditions in the medical field regarding treatment and costs are improving. A month or so ago, we read an account in a well-regarded New York paper about a relatively new concept in medical treatment – traveling out of the United States for a surgical procedure, also known as “Medical Tourism”.
Initially, of course we thought the article was speaking to the trend of those looking for inexpensive plastic surgery or expensive dental work to travel elsewhere, often to Mexico. This article, however was not talking about an elective procedure that is often not a necessity, but….