Travel for Wellness
When we think of traveling, we think of images of sandy beaches and luxurious hotels, not visiting the doctor, right? Well, the truth is that more and more Americans are traveling for medical treatment overseas and domestically. Terms like medical tourism and traveling for treatment are becoming big travel buzzwords, and it’s easy to see why! Going abroad for treatment, or just traveling outside your geographical area, can help Americans save a substantial amount of money on medical bills.
One of the main reasons people are broadening their horizons is that healthcare is often less expensive in other countries. It’s no secret that the US healthcare system is one of the most expensive in the world. The same procedures performed in the US are often 30% to 65% less in other countries.
On average, the cost for each medical tourist is about $3,800 to $6,000 per visit. Most American medical tourists who go abroad do so because they lack health insurance, or their current health insurance doesn’t cover certain conditions, or maybe they are seeking cutting edge procedures and treatments not yet approved in the US.