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Medical tourism to Mexico is a growing, yet risky trend

By Hunter Boyce, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“People travel because there may be a long waiting time, wait lists or other reasons why they can’t get treatment as quickly as they would like it,” Elizabeth Ziemba, president of Medical Tourism Training, told CNN. “So they explore their options outside the United States to see what’s available.

“Price is a big issue in the United States. We know that the US health care system is incredibly expensive. Even for people with insurance, there may be high deductibles or out-of-pocket costs that are not covered by insurance, so that people will look based on price for what’s available in other destinations.”


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