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Wal-Mart Joins Medical Tourism Trend By Sending Workers to Cleveland

You and I aren’t the only ones trying to stretch out healthcare dollars. Ironically, retail giant Wal-Mart is also shopping around for the best deal, and apparently it’s found a bargain in Cleveland:

As part of the latest agreement, Wal-Mart employees and their dependents enrolled in the company’s health plans will be able to have . . . → Read More: Wal-Mart Joins Medical Tourism Trend By Sending Workers to Cleveland

Is the Next Big Destination for Medical Tourism… Florida?

ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

Have you ever thought of turning to medical tourism? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!

Is the Answer to Our Healthcare Problem… Mexico?

If you’ve ever thought about using medical tourism to cut your medical costs but don’t know how to go about it, The Huffington Post has a pretty practical user’s guide to going to Mexico for your healthcare. For example:

By far the most popular type of medical care sought by winter Texans in Mexico is . . . → Read More: Is the Answer to Our Healthcare Problem… Mexico?

Could You Be Smiling After Medical Tourism?

Just a reminder that if you’re facing the prospect of a major dental bill… medical tourism is an option for you, too, as one veteran found out when he needed some new crowns put in:

His local quote was $14,000 for the work.

“When I left the office, I jokingly said maybe I should go . . . → Read More: Could You Be Smiling After Medical Tourism?

How Much Could You Save With Medical Tourism?

If you need medical, do you know how much you could save by shopping around the world with medical tourism? Well, Sam Burnham needed knee surgery, and faced costs of at least $50,000 for the procedure in the United States. Instead of paying the $50,000 for his knee surgery, Mr. Burnham he did a little . . . → Read More: How Much Could You Save With Medical Tourism?

Mexicali Starts Express Lane For Medical Tourism

How popular is medical tourism becoming? The Mexican border town of Mexicali is now starting an express lane for medical tourists looking to cross the border more quickly:

The Mexican border town of Mexicali is making a push for more tourists from the American Southwest to visit that city’s dentists, surgeons and doctors. Starting April . . . → Read More: Mexicali Starts Express Lane For Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism: Would You Travel to India to Save $80,000?

With more and more folks traveling out of the country to get affordable medical care, we thought we’d share the story of one woman’s decision to go to India to get the surgery she needs without spending the $100,000 it would cost her in the U.S.:

Tacke, who had a discectomy in 2007, is covered . . . → Read More: Medical Tourism: Would You Travel to India to Save $80,000?

Medical Tourism: Should You Book a Surgery With Your Summer Vacation?

If you need major medical care, and think that you you may have to give up your summer travel plans in order to pay for it, there is an option to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak: medical tourism.  “Medical tourism” or traveling to a foreign country for lower-cost medical care may sound, well, . . . → Read More: Medical Tourism: Should You Book a Surgery With Your Summer Vacation?

Medical Tourism: Is Going to India for a Surrogate Worth It?

As much as we always mention medical tourism as one option for quality, affordable healthcare (especially if you don’t have health insurance!), we also try to warn people about the possible pitfalls, and this weekend, we’re sharing a cautionary tale from The Los Angeles Times.

The term “medical tourism” refers to people traveling outside of . . . → Read More: Medical Tourism: Is Going to India for a Surrogate Worth It?

Tax Season Tips: Last Minutes Medical Tax Deduction Tips

As we’re coming down to the wire for tax season, we wanted to run down medical deductions that most people are not aware of. You may deduct only the amount by which your total medical care expenses for the year exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income, but keep reading! That may seem impossible for . . . → Read More: Tax Season Tips: Last Minutes Medical Tax Deduction Tips