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...

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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...

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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 Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Animal therapists: the four-legged friends helping cancer patients

At some point in their lifetime, roughly one in three people across the world will develop some form of cancer. In Yucatan, the annual mortality rate for people dying from cancer has increased by 22% since 1990.  It More...

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, right, with Mexican health officials. (PHOTO: U.S. Embassy handout)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Ambassador Jacobson delivers medical equipment to Mexican researchers

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City issued this press release on Jan. 25, 2017: MEXICO CITY – Ambassador Roberta Jacobson participated in a donation ceremony of medical equipment at the Mexican Institute of Diagnostics More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Quality of life in chronic pain… is that possible?

I have been asked during a medical tourism tour in Canada about the existence of pain clinics or healing methods for different diseases and how easy it is to find a specialized one in the area. Here are the statistics: More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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UADY researchers study Mayan plant remedies

In order to identify plant species that are used for remedies in Mayan communities, the Autonomous University of Yucatán (Uady, for its acronym in Spanish) is developing a multidisciplinary study in the town of More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Lipocontour: sculpt your body silhouette in Mérida, Yuc.

Without a doubt, liposuction is one of the most requested procedures when looking to improve your silhouette. This procedure should always be performed by a certified experienced professional plastic surgeon to More...