Medical tourism is nothing new, but as U.S. health care costs continue to rise much faster than inflation, some countries are welcoming an upsurge in U.S. patients seeking high-quality, less-expensive alternatives. The people behind International Living have provided the following sampling of countries where you can get good medical care for less, and where you won’t mind spending extra time recuperating.
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Sample cost comparison: Hip replacement: $8,000 vs. $40,000 in the U.S.
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All-in-one packages that include medical care and travel arrangements