The provision and funding of healthcare services has been a challenge for civic leaders ever since healthcare, as a practice, moved out of the apothecary’s store and into the realms of science, clinics, hospitals and health programs.
Finding constructive ways to make healthcare affordable and accessible to a country’s citizens–by whatever means–will continue to be a priority for the leaders of industrialized nations.
Today in the United States, there exists a significant number of people who, for a variety of reasons, cannot afford the cost of healthcare. In tandem, there is also an increasing demand from consumers for healthcare services which are not covered by private or state-sponsored health programs; for example, dental and eye care services and weight-loss procedures.
Increasing numbers of Americans who can’t afford US healthcare, as well as Canadians and some Europeans who want procedures not covered by their state-sponsored programs, are traveling to Mexico where health check-ups, and a wide range of healthcare services are administered at affordable prices; and where patients are attended by fully qualified healthcare professionals, working in state-of-the-art clinics and hospitals using the latest equipment and techniques—usually imported from the USA.
The Mexican healthcare option demonstrates how would-be patients are willing to seek-out the services they want and, when they’re affordable, travel some distance to acquire them. While the US healthcare system’s costs remain out-of-reach to a significant number of people, and both private and government sponsored health plans limit or reduce the range of procedures covered, clinics and hospitals in Mexico offering affordable healthcare services are likely to grow and prosper.
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