Let Me Tell You About My Vacation (My Dental Vacation)

The quote we got in the states for three crowns and no root canals was around $7,000.

Medical Tourism and Corruption

Elizabeth Rosenthal, who is writing a series of articles for the Times examining why the U.S. leads the world in health care expenditures, reported a story about medical tourism for her third piece, which begins with 67-year-old Michael Shopenn discovering he needed a hip replacement and learning that it would cost him more than $65,000 in the U.S. because his health insurance determined his degenerative disease as a pre-existing condition and would not cover the surgery. Shopenn looked for places outside the U.S. for a more affordable solution and eventually found himself at a hospital outside of Brussels, which charged him $13,660 for his hip joint replacement. One of the reasons for the higher price tag in the U.S. was due to transparency.

How to Get Health Care While Uninsured

You know how health care costs so much more in America than anywhere else in the world? That’s a huge topic that can and should be talked about, but here’s how it played out for me.