Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Healthbase Prescribes Medical Tourism Ensuring Good Healthcare for All Americans – Uninsured, Underinsured and Insured

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Healthbase Prescribes Medical Tourism Ensuring Good Healthcare for All Americans – Uninsured, Underinsured and Insured

Michael Moore’s latest movie, SiCKO, makes clear the present healthcare scene in America. In such a situation, international healthcare providers help Americans by providing them the healthcare they need at an affordable cost. Medical tourism, as the practice is called, benefits not only uninsured and underinsured Americans but insured Americans as well. Healthbase.com offers help to patients going overseas for surgery by saving them money and making accessible services not covered by their insurer.

Healthbase, a Boston-based medical tourism facilitator, provides services to patients at all levels of health insurance coverage – uninsured, underinsured and insured. The main force driving uninsured and underinsured Americans to seek healthcare overseas is the low cost for world class services. Those who are insured choose to go overseas for their treatment for one of two reasons. Firstly, the high quality services and the cost for their procedure abroad, which is less than their deductible in the US, are a great deal. Secondly, the treatment they are seeking may not be covered under their insurance plan.

Joe Lindt, a maintenance mechanic in Fuita, Colorado, and a Healthbase customer had health insurance to cover part of the cost of his major procedure in the US. Yet he chose to travel to India for his triple cardiac bypass surgery. According to Barbara Lindt, Joe’s wife and his travel companion to India, “He did not want to fight with the insurance company to actually get them to cover what they say they will cover. After a heart surgery you don’t need the stress of having to fight with the insurance company to get what you have paid for.”

The quality of care delivered abroad is at par with that in America. Overseas hospitals that are JCI/JCAHO accredited maintain best practice standards of care. Cost-wise, the services are typically 70% to 90% less than the cost of care in the US." For Joe, the surgery which was estimated at well over $100,000 in the US cost him only $9,200 in India.

By choosing to receive medical, dental, cosmetic, surgical or other health treatments overseas, Americans take command of their healthcare needs, save themselves the cost of high insurance premiums and get timely access to top quality service, all at a low price.

Healthbase.com offers solutions to meet the medical needs of all Americans.


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Healthbase is a medical and dental tourism facilitator that connects patients to leading JCI/JCAHO/ISO accredited hospitals and dental offices overseas through a secure, high-tech, information-rich web portal. Healthbase provides a wide range of medical procedures through its partner hospital network. Over two hundred medical procedures are available in various categories: cosmetic and plastic, orthopedic, dental, cardiac, and many more. The savings are up to 80 percent from typical US prices even after adding up the travel costs, hospital stay and other related expenses. Healthbase offers more than just procedural availability; we also provide customers with extensive information on medical treatments, hospital and doctor profiles to help them make an educated decision regarding their treatment; travel planning and booking; applying for medical/dental loan and much more.

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Note: All information presented here has been obtained from publicly available medical resources and is here for reference purposes only. Healthbase does not claim to be a medical professional and does not provide any advice on any issues relating to medical treatment.