Boom in medical tourism to Mexico predicted if Obamacare ends

A medical clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. An estimated 952,000 Californians enter Mexico to receive health care annually, including prescription drugs, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission. (Photo: Guillermo Arias/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

On almost any weekday afternoon, silver-haired Americans, often with mouths still numb from Novocain, line up at the U.S. port of entry between Nogales, Mexico, and Nogales, Ariz., according to Caitlin Dickson of Yahoo News. Because Medicare offers virtually no coverage for dental work, Mexican border towns like Nogales have become go-to destinations More...

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Medical students participated in the Yucatan outreach. (PHOTO: UADY)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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University of Florida and UADY bring medical services to rural Yucatan communities

Promoting university social responsibility and contributing to improving the living conditions of the rural population are part of the objectives of “Proyecto Yucatán”, a joint effort between the University More...

The General Hospital had an investment of around 1 billion pesos (Photo: La Verdad Noticias)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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New Cancun general hospital opens its doors

CANCUN — The new General Hospital “Dr. Jesus Kumate Rodríguez” opened its doors on Friday March 10. This facility, with investment of 1 billion pesos, will create a center of care for patients More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Quintana Roo GP’s travel to Merida for specialized medical training

10 Quintana Roo doctors began their preparation in Yucatan in different specialties; they expect to return to practice in their state in three years. CHETUMAL, Q. Roo. — Doctors from Quintana Roo started their More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Quintana Roo seeks to boost medical tourism from U.K and Middle East

The intention is to increase the flow of medical tourism to the destination by 20% in 2017. CANCÚN — Medical tourism that comes from the old world barely represents 5% of the market for Quintana Roo, and More...

WesJet planes at Merida International Airport. (PHOTO: buenosdiasmerida.com.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Merida’s air connectivity facilitates medical tourism

Merida’s Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport is one of the important factors cementing the White City’s reputation as a very desirable location for medical tourism. Residents of the U.S., Canada, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Healthcare in the U.S. vs. Mexico: One man’s experience

We continue our Mexico road trip series with Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.  In this story, Chuck compares the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Myths and realities about breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation is the most common plastic surgery procedure carried out aroudn the world after liposuction and is usually performed to increase the size, correct the shape or after a reconstruction due to More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Medical Tourism market grows in Mexico and the Yucatan

With a population of more than 122 million and the only developing destination in North America, Mexico is the 15th largest economy in the world. Its healthcare system is a mix of public and private, and the destination More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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More Important Than Your Passport!

Recently the Yucatan Times interviewed John Klug, a Senior Representative for Travel MedEvac. TYT: John, you’ve said that Emergency Medical Evacuation protection is more important than a passport.  What do you More...