Shake 'em off
- Dec 31, 2014
I have not....I'm just pulling your chain though buddy.
Just found the video interesting.
Please don't take me wrong. I'm not trying to defend this broken gross system at all.
A novel twist on medical tourism to avoid the high cost of U.S. health care saves an employer money and even earns the patient a bonus.
There is so much waste in the combination of drug and device manufacturers and hospitals, That you can take an American orthopedic surgeon and an American patient and fly them both down to a five-star resort hotel in Mexico. There the patient will receive the exact same knee replacement they would receive in the United States. Same manufacturer same model still sealed in the same package. The same American surgeon will do the same knee replacement on the same American patient.
The surgeon will be paid three times as much as he would be in the United States. The patient will recover at the Mexican hospital and then fly back home. The company that arranges all of this will also cut a $5,000 check to the patient.
That's how gross and wasteful our system is.