The Motley Fool takes on medical tourism. For you aren’t familiar with this site, it’s a very popular financial blog with stories on the economy, popular stock picks, predicted trends and investment strategies for retirement planning. I am only passing familiar with the site myself since I come from a family of economists, but you can imagine my surprise (and delight!) to see medical tourism given serious consideration and discussion on their blog.
It’s about time that people talk about medical tourism in a fair and realistic fashion. It tends to be sensationalized in extremes either fantastic! amazing! awesome! extreme plastic surgery makeover style or devastating. graphic. and disturbing horror stories.
But this is a more rational and balanced discussion of health care and medical tourism – by the numbers, so to speak.. and it’s about time.