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Rising health care costs have employers searching for remedies to the increasing rates they pay for employee health insurance. The development of U.S. health insurance policies, with the option of utilizing medical tourism as a low cost care provider for treatment of cardiac coronary bypass surgery provides a method for receiving treatment. The medical tourism approach to providing treatment for bypass surgery has prompted hospitals in India, Thailand, and Singapore to seek U.S. patients. A comparison of costs for bypass treatment between the U.S. and these countries illustrates some of the issues and concerns that arise when making such comparisons. The overall approach of medical tourism by U.S. employers is one of ‘wait and see.”


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