United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, U.S. fails to achieve better health outcomes than the other countries, and as shown in the earlier editions, the U.S. is last or near last on dimensions of access, efficiency, and equity.
If this post from Zero Hedge and the accompanying link to the actual report does not for once and for all convince you of the true nature of the health care industry in the USA, then nothing will!
Since coming here and seeing the great options people have in health care, I’ve become more and more convinced that for what you pay for in the USA and the level of care you receive does not add up to a good deal for the majority of the population. In Nicaragua, it’s not just foreigners who have Medical Tourism options, but all Nicaraguans can get health care in this country. Even though the country is so poor, there is a functioning “Universal Health Care” system that at least for most people, works albeit slowly and not always in the best of conditions.
Here at the Farmstay we work with the nearby Hospital Metropolitano Las Pellas to provide mostly transportation, lodging and after care services for their patients who are here in Nicaragua to receive Medical Tourism solutions for their health care problems.
Contact me if you would like to explore your options, which include full concierge services, English-speaking doctors, regionally accredited hospitals, and excellent pre- and post-surgery care.
The most any procedure that can be done in Nicaragua will cost you is less then one-third the comparable cost of the same procedure done in the United States.
So personally, I am all for the growth of Medical Tourism and I hope it strikes fear into the hearts of the AMA and other members of the medical mafias that rule over the system in the USA where you pay the absolute most and get the absolute worst service.