Lower Cost, High Quality Health Care is Nearby

My good friend, Amanda Haar, editor of the Medical Travel Today newsletter, where many of my blog posts have been published, reported this week on a Huffington Post.com article about the best havens for quality medical care overseas.

The article reported that the website, InternationalLiving.com, recently released its 2013 Health Care Survey, which detailed the top eight countries for quality medical care. Of the eight mentioned by InternationalLiving.com, five countries are in the Caribbean and Latin America region.

The five are: Costa Rica, Panama, Uruguay (new to me), Mexico, and Ecuador (also new to me).

While InternationalLiving.com’s article focuses on medical care for expats who are taking advantage of the lower cost, high quality health care offered to the citizens of these countries, it is reasonable to assume that such lower cost, high quality health care can be available to medical tourists as well, including those covered under the US Workers’ Compensation system.

As the world gets smaller, and as more and more people move to the US in search of better opportunities, even during a slow economic recovery, the American workforce will be more reflective of the natives of these and other nations in the region, as I mentioned in my earlier post, “No Back Alleys Here”.

So if that is the case, and if the cost of medical care is rising, then shouldn’t we here in the US take advantage of the lower cost, higher quality health care for our injured workers that is obtainable abroad?

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About Transforming Workers' Comp

Have worked in the Insurance and Risk Management industry for more than thirty years in New York, Florida and Texas in the Claims and Risk Management spheres, primarily in Workers’ Compensation Claims, Auto No-Fault and Property & Casualty Claims Administration and Claims Management. Have experience in Risk and Insurance Business Analysis, Risk Management Information Systems, and Insurance Data Processing and Data Management. Received my Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida in December 2011. Received my Master of Arts (MA) degree in American History from New York University, and received my Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Liberal Arts (Political Science/History/Social Sciences) from SUNY Brockport. I have studied World History, Global Politics, and have a strong interest in the future of human civilization in all aspects; economic, political and social. I am looking for new opportunities that will utilize my previous experience and MHA degree. I am available for speaking engagements and am willing to travel. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardkrasner Resume: https://www.box.com/s/z8rxcks6ix41m3ocvvep

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