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Outsourcing Healthcare

Ok, so lots of things are less expensive overseas than they are here in the states, but who would have thought of going to India for surgery. Apparently when the price tag there is about $30,000 to $40,000 less, not counting the cost of your plane ticket. As good as this sounds, many insurance companies are reluctant to cover this. Issues that stop insurance companies from supporting these endeavors include credentialing issues of medical providers overseas, as well as issues of legal recourse. A few providers have been brave enough to dabble in the so-called “medical tourism” such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, and others may be persuaded to look into it. What do you think of outsourcing health care? What kind of long term effects could this have?

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