1.4 million Americans traveled abroad for medical care in 2016: survey

According to Patients Beyond Borders, an estimated 1.4 million Americans traveled abroad in 2016 for medical care, and the market has been growing at 15-25 percent a year. The association estimates the size of the market at $45-72 billion USD annually. And that was under the Affordable Care Act. If Trumpcare passes, those numbers will surely soar. The savings More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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‘Boom’ in medical tourism looms due to Trump policies

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office estimates that 15 million Americans will fall off the health insurance rolls next year. That number will rise to 22 million over 10 years, and insurance costs will skyrocket More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Seeking affordable care, Baby Boomers are becoming ‘medical tourists’

The Baby Boom generation—the dominant market demographic in the U.S. since the 1950s—is now reaching the time of life when people inevitably need more and more healthcare. The Affordable Care Act set some limits More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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The Clínica de Mérida opens branch facility in Las Américas

MERIDA — With an extended service of medical attention, minor emergencies, clinical laboratory and ultrasound, Clinica Merida inaugurated its sixth branch in Plaza Akropolis of the colony Las Americas, as More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Yucatan a leader in video-medicine

In 2016, through this project, 15,589 patients were attended; the state is ranked first at the national level…. MERIDA — Ten years after its implementation, medical video-consultation in Yucatan has More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Tourist medical services offered in Progreso

Port medical center provides attention 24-7…. PROGRESO — The Health Center with Expanded Services of Progreso (Cessa) works seven days a week with a service 24 hours a day, for the benefit of residents More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Tekax General Hospital inaugurated during federal health secretary’s visit

TEKAX, Yucatan — On Thursday July 20 at 10 o’clock in the morning, Dr. José Ramón Narro Robles, Mexico’s Secretary of Health, officially inaugurated the Tekax General Hospital that has been operating More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Yucatán among the leaders in organ transplants in Mexico

Mérida’s O’Horan General Hospital has been placed in second national place among the hospital centers with greatest multiorgan procurement activity,  El Debate newspaper reported. MERIDA — The More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Mérida, Yucatán: Healthcare capital of the Southeast

According to Yucatán Healthcare, Mérida is the center of the Yucatan Peninsula in not only cultural and economic areas, but also in healthcare. Surgeries performed here can save you from 40% up to 60% compared More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Exchange rates and health infrastructure attract medical tourists to Mexico

During the past year, Mexico received $1.798 billion USD in economic impact from medical tourists. One of the challenges facing tourism in Mexico is diversification to attract travelers from abroad, who leave more More...