Here’s an interesting story that describes how the rising cost of healthcare forced more than 500,000 Americans last year to seek medical care from overseas. The story talks about three Americans who saved $140,000 (even after travel expenses) by having their surgeries in New Delhi.
This same group of uninsured and underinsured has also decided to outsource their prescription medications. As discussed here, many uninsured and underinsured have decided to buy their prescription medications from Canada in order to cut back on their personal healthcare costs.
The federal government claims that safety is the reason that they don’t support these options to reduce the cost of personal healthcare. John Terhune — who went to New Delhi to have his hip replaced — had the best response: “just no decision to it.”