Low Cost Indian Medicine: Antidote to High US Cost
From an article in the Times of India, "American Sicko Can Reach Out to India":
There's not a single mention of India in Moore's documentary even as he rails against the American system and its off-the-wall costs.
In 2004, Maggi Grace arranged for her friend Howard Staab, like her a North Carolina resident, to visit India for a heart surgery. Like some 50 million Americans, Staab, an otherwise healthy carpenter, did not have health insurance. A routine exam revealed a serious heart problem. Worse news followed fixing it without insurance cover would cost $200,000.
That's when Grace began hunting on the Internet for a way out and discovered India. Staab and she came to Delhi in September that year and got the mend for less than $20,000, with a trip to the Taj Mahal thrown in.
Grace has related the experience in a forthcoming book called "State of the Heart" to be published by Harbinger. The book's subtitle is "A Medical Tourist's True Story of Lifesaving Surgery in India."
MP: Outsourcing can save lives. And costs.
See previous post here on this topic.
(HT: Sanil Kori)