Published on : Monday, September 11, 2017
Lately in Mexico, medical tourism has developed into a sprawling business. As per Reportur, a Mexican publication, in 2016, over one million foreign patients had visited the country for medical purpose starting from nose jobs to important surgeries.
For all the Canadian and US citizens, Mexico has fast become the most popular destination in the Western Hemisphere for availing medical treatment, according to a recent report published in The Market Mogul.
From medical tourism, in the past few decades, Mexico earned enormously, increasing from $544 million in 2006 to $4.7 billion in 2016 with a whopping amount of 96 percent.
The next question that comes on this pretext that why are the people going to foreign countries to have such procedures by leaving their home countries?
Nevertheless, the answer is not simple. For the U.S. citizens, universal health coverage still far from realism along with exorbitant health care costs, it’s simply quite affordable on the pockets to go to Mexico. As per the Market Mogul, people who are without any health insurance, the scenario can be 80 percent less expensive in other countries. In Mexico, say for example, a rhinoplasty i.e. nose job is roughly 56 percent cheaper than in the United States. On the other hand, a replacement of the heart valve can be as much as 89 percent less expensive.