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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

HEALTH & BEAUTY - To Your Health!

To Your Health!
A Healthier YOU – Inside and Out

With health care costs on a continual rise in the U.S., in addition to the new health reform initiatives, more and more Americans are finding themselves without health insurance. And, if they still have health insurance, many cannot afford the co-pay/deductible or even necessary prescription medication.

Luckily, for those of us who live in Baja, those worries are a vague memory. For the price of a new pair of eye glasses in the U.S., we can get our glasses, go out for breakfast and lunch, enjoy dinner and a night on the town, and treat ourselves to a luxurious spa treatment . . . and have some change left over.

Several months ago there were reports that medical tourism in Mexico was on a decline; however, the most recent reports show medical tourism is rapidly gaining momentum. Everything from necessary to elective procedures/surgeries is back on the upswing.

Why are they returning? Unbeknownst to many, medical bills are one of the top reasons for bankruptcy in the U.S. And . . . according to article from Forbes magazine, “The [foreign] hospitals and physicians are usually first-rate and, amazingly, can provide operations at 10% to 60% of the cost in the U.S.

How is this possible? Excellent hospitals can be built in Mexico without the bureaucratic red tape found in the U.S., thereby saving construction costs and time, as well as nursing, physician and administrative expenses. Doctors are moving to Baja, where money goes much, much further than in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago or New York. These doctors and hospitals are not just abiding by U.S. practices but are also becoming pioneers in new medical discoveries.

Your health is the most important part of your life. So, whether you need a hip replacement or gall bladder surgery, or just a "feel good, look good" facial treatment or body massage, take care of yourself—both inside and out—with affordable, quality services in Baja.