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Dominican Today

March 2015

Dominican Republic looks to bolster health tourism

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) on Friday announced support for the Dominican Health Tourism Association’s (ADTS) 1st Forum, which aims to position the country as a health destination and explore investment and financing options in that sector.CLICK TO READ MORE


HCPLive

March 2015

Surgical Centers Are Quickly Becoming the Hot New Travel Destination

Some US health insurers have initiated medical tourism programs for members who enrolled self-funded health plans. Their rationale is that despite airfare and accommodations, savings can be large.CLICK TO READ MORE


Tulsa World

February 2015

John R. Graham: How medical tourism could save us all money

One of the most under-reported medical success stories in recent years has been the increase in medical tourism: traveling abroad to get high-quality care at a fraction of what it would cost in the United States.CLICK TO READ MORE


The Washington Post

February 2015

How domestic medical tourism could save us all money

One of the most under-reported medical success stories in recent years has been the increase in medical tourism: traveling abroad to get high-quality care at a fraction of what it would cost in the United States. While going overseas for care isn’t for most people, it certainly should make us wonder why we don’t encourage Americans, especially Medicare recipients whose bills are largely paid by taxpayers, to at least shop around in their own states or communities. CLICK TO READ MORE


Yucatán Ahora

January 2015

Inician planes para aprovechar turismo médico

Debido a Yucatán es punta de lanza en servicio médico privado, empresarios locales y estadounidenses trabajarán de manera conjunta para establecer estrategias de desarrollo para aprovechar el turismo médico. CLICK TO READ MORE


WPTV - West Palm Beach

January 2015

Inbound Medical Tourism from Bosnia | St Mary's Medical Center - West Palm Beach

People already flock to Florida for the warm weather and beautiful beaches, but now lawmakers want to allure tourist to visit the state for another reason. News Channel 5's Jamel Lanee' shows us why medical tourism will be at the top of the list during the next legislative session. CLICK TO READ MORE

Local Floridian Travels to Costa Rica for Dental Tourism

Some Americans, like Melissa Freihofer, feel their dollar will go a long ways overseas. As a surprise for her birthday her friends & family put together funds to treat her on a much deserved trip to Costa Rica. Melissa will get her teeth fixed at Meza Dental, located in Costa Rica a country popular with American tourists, known for it's beauty, but also for its dentists. Melissa will be rejuvenating her smile through two sessions that will replace her teeth with a full set of implants totaling $22,000 including travel and accommodations; at a fraction of the cost for the same treatment in the states. CLICK TO READ MORE


The Street

January 2015

Medical tourism might be just the ticket

Even with a good health plan, saving money on medical expenses can be tough. Deductibles, co-insurance and copays add up quickly. And elective procedures may not be covered at all. Note that open enrollment for individual and family plans ends on Feb. 15. Here are essential facts to know if you're buying a health plan. But here's one way to beat your health insurance and get that needed dental work or bariatric surgery: Go abroad. CLICK TO READ MORE


Associations NOW

December 2014

What The Doctor Ordered: Rest & Relaxation

Increasingly, patients are opting to combine serious medical procedures (and their long recoveries) with vacations. There’s even a term for it: medical tourism. And one trade group is working to stay out in front of this growing industry. CLICK TO READ MORE


The Guardian

December 2014

US states vie to lure medical tourists seeking healthcare alongside vacations

Cynthia Losen couldn’t find a surgeon near her suburban Virginia home who could ease her debilitating pain from lymphedema, a condition stemming from lymph node removal in cancer surgery. So, after shopping around for doctors, she decided to seek treatment at UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health, a hospital she trusted that took her insurance.CLICK TO READ MORE


Business Traveller

December 2014

Bill of Health

Unless you’re on a comprehensive insurance plan, health care can be either horrifically expensive or require excruciatingly long waiting times under national systems. “Medical tourism” – travelling across international borders for health care – has emerged in recent years as a cheaper, viable alternative for those looking to take their health into their own hands, with Asian nations leading the charge. CLICK TO READ MORE


Sky Delta Magazine

December 2014

A Medical Tourism Checklist

Before you make a firm decision to pack a suitcase and head off to some far-away hospital for a medical procedure, Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the West Palm Beach, Florida-based Medical Tourism Association advises asking these questions first... CLICK TO READ MORE


YNetNews.com

December 2014

Israel a world leader in medical tourism

Medical Tourism Index ranks Israel alongside Canada and UK as one of most attractive destinations for medical travel in 2014. Industry generates more than NIS 1 billion a year in income. CLICK TO READ MORE


Global Health and Travel

December 2014

Commercial Surrogacy In Thailand: In Limbo

In August, media reports of an Australian couple who allegedly abandoned their child born with down syndrome through a Thai surrogate mother shed light on Thailand’s lax regulations regarding commercial surrogacy, prompting the country’s newly empowered military government to take action. CLICK TO READ MORE


The Gulf Today

November 2014

UAE ranked 16th as medical tourist destination, can potentially reach 5th

The UAE ranked 16th as a preferred destination for Medical Tourism, and has the potential to be in the top five, say experts. Renee Marie-Stephano, the president of the Medical Tourism Association, said there may be new demands for trends in treatments and destinations in medical travel. However there are untapped niche target market opportunities within medical tourism. CLICK TO READ MORE


Caribbean Business

November 2014

PR medical tourism push shaping up

The Puerto Rico government is launching a training and certification program for service providers as part of a renewed push to develop the island’s medical tourism industry. CLICK TO READ MORE


Providence Journal

November 2014

Joseph M. McNamara: Healing patients, helping R.I. economy

The Rhode Island Medical Technology Innovation Act, which I sponsored in the House of Representatives, was developed to address regulations that presented impediments to providing good health care services to state residents. The new law corrects previous delays in responding to a new business entering Rhode Island and eliminates a major roadblock to firms involved in new, evolving kinds of health-care services from coming to Rhode Island. CLICK TO READ MORE


Washington Business Journal

October 2014

The White House. The Washington Monument. Surgery? D.C. officials plan to launch new medical tourism program

D.C. officials plan to launch a new global medical tourism initiative, one highlighting hospitals alongside monuments and hotels, in a bid to attract visitors and get a cut of a $15 billion industry. CLICK TO READ MORE


Health Law Gurus

October 2014

No Kidding: Overseas Medical Tourism Is Well Worth Trip

Surgery was on his bucket list, but Bruce Ryan didn’t want to wait until he retired to repair his debilitating and painful rotator cuff injury. The 59-year-old construction manager could have traveled the six hours to Stanford Medical Center – considered one of the top facilities in the United States. He had other reservations, instead. CLICK TO READ MORE


Start-Up Israel

October 2014

Israel ranks high as a medical tourism destination

Israel ranks as one of the world’s best places for foreigners to get medical care, according to an authoritative annual report. The Medical Tourism Index (MTI) ranks Israel highest in a survey of 25 of the most popular destinations for medical tourism for care, services, and best patient experiences and third overall as the best place for non-Israelis to get medical care. CLICK TO READ MORE


Jamaica Observer

October 2014

Planned hospital should raise country's rep in medical tourism

The planned tourist hospital and related infrastructure should raise Jamaica's reputation as a medical tourism destination and hike foreign currency earnings, according to the US-based Medical Tourism Association. CLICK TO READ MORE


CBS Money Watch

October 2014

Book a flight -- and a hospital room

"Health care is focused on the super-specialization of services," Renee-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association, said during a recent conference on the issue. "Patients are no longer looking to go to general hospitals if they have a specialized condition." CLICK TO READ MORE


South Florida Business Journal

October 2014

Medical tourism: The next big trend in Florida health care

Patients who travel to find higher-quality or less expensive care are driving the future of the Florida health care industry, experts said Tuesday at the BioFlorida annual conference in Fort Lauderdale. The trend is called medical tourism, and Florida can jump aboard by providing specialized care that patients can’t find in any other part of the world, said Renee-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association. CLICK TO READ MORE


TR Weekly

September 2014

Singapore on top medical tourism list

Singapore gained an overall 4th place in the latest medical tourism ranking, the only Asian destination to reach the top five placements in a study of 25 nations, worldwide. Canada topped the overall medical tourism ranking with a score of 76.87 followed by the UK 74.85, Israel 74.17, Singapore 73.96 and Costa Rica 72.78, the International Healthcare Research Centre announced today. CLICK TO READ MORE


Caribseek News

September 2014

Puerto Rico Wants To Be ‘Medical Tourism Powerhouse’

The Government of Puerto Rico took an important step Tuesday in its efforts to become a medical tourism powerhouse in the Caribbean and Latin America when the Department of Economic Development and Commerce signed an agreement with the Medical Tourism Association to have the MTA provide educational training aimed at obtaining certifications for service providers in Puerto Rico. CLICK TO READ MORE


CBS - WUSA 9

September 2014

Camel walks through Gaylord National Resort

The camel was there as part of Medical Silk Road, an Health Summit of the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress. He or she was showcasing mobile health technology. CLICK TO READ MORE


News Is My Business.com

September  2014

Puerto Rico partners with Medical Tourism Association

A collaboration between Puerto Rico and the U.S.-based Medical Tourism Association is the opening salvo in the island’s newly announced strategy to develop medical tourism as a vital economic sector.
The stateside group has been contracted to certify professionals and facilities involved in the island’s medical tourism industry, Francisco Bonet, executive director of the Puerto Rico Medical Tourism Corp., told News Is My Business. CLICK TO READ MORE


European CEO

September 2014

Europe benefits from healthcare tourism

Medical tourists from the US and beyond are revolutionising European healthcare markets, say President of the MTA Renée-Marie Stephano, and Executive Vice President of Dünyagöz Hospital Selin Yildirim Nestled in the heart of California’s Redwood region along the Pacific coast, Blue Lake Casino and Hotel is the kind of place people go to get away from it all. Bruce Ryan couldn’t wait to get away either. CLICK TO READ MORE


California Broker Magazine

August 2014

How Medical Tourism Has Been Boosted

In today's climate, it's not always easy to find a good doctor or an appropriate and affordable medical procedure. The federal health insurance exchanges, which have reduced patient options event further, haven't helped matters. A growing number of Americans and employers are seeking creative paths to inexpensive and first-rate healthcare. What they have found is not always available at their doorsteps but many miles away. CLICK TO READ MORE


Reuters

August 2014

International Luxury Hotel Association Conference Focuses on Millennials - Next Generation of Guests

In an age in which stylish accommodations – mixing leisure and wellness with corporate travel -- might not be enough to service the world's wealthiest and most demanding clientele, elite hoteliers from around the world and those who desire a place among them will commence competition to attract the next generation of guests at "Fast Forward 2020" Sept. 22-23, 2014, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, near Washington, D.C., the International Luxury Hotel Association, the conference's coordinator announced today. CLICK TO READ MORE


Santa Fe Local News

August  2014

Foreign patients boost Houston’s medical economy

Mexican businessman Juan Payan and his wife, Martha, arrived in Houston almost three months ago and have accrued about $300,000 in expenses to ensure they have the best Houston has to offer.“Health doesn’t have a price,” Payan said through interpreter Javier Paredes, the patient liaison assigned to assist him. The Texas Medical Center is becoming more focused on patients like Payan and the estimated 20,000 other foreign visitors who travel to Houston annually for medical care. It’s part of a renewed effort to capture a bigger share of the multibillion-dollar global medical tourism industry. CLICK TO READ MORE


Luxury Hoteliers Magazine

August  2014

Wellness Tourism Takes Off in Luxury Markets

Think of luxury travel and thoughts of fancy yachts, exotic island hideaways or posh resorts immediately come to mind. Continue to follow the truly affluent, who only desire to eat, drink, and be merry while pampering in lavish surroundings. While this may be accurate perception of some in this rarified camp, painting all well-to-do with the same gilded brush is inaccurate. That’s because a growing number of luxury travelers opt for holistic-based travel experiences that cater to mind, body and spirit. CLICK TO READ MORE


South China Morning Post

August  2014

Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

When Hong Kong resident Brett Hinds chose to have an eye operation in Thailand last year, he wasn't only motivated by the cheaper cost of the surgery. The treatment, called ReLEx, was a form of laser surgery unavailable in Hong Kong at the time. "Quality and trust in the service provider influenced my decision - cost was a factor but not the biggest one," says Hinds, who declined to give his real name. CLICK TO READ MORE


China Daily

August  2014

US firm invests in Chinese medical tourism provider

Only a few Chinese companies provide medical tourism overseas. Saint Lucia has signed agreements with top hospitals in the US, United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea and Singapore. The company has already worked with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in the US, and Wellington and Royal Brompton Hospitals in the UK. CLICK TO READ MORE


Houston Chronical

August  2014

International patients boost Houston's medical economy

Mexican businessman Juan Payan and his wife, Martha, arrived in Houston almost three months ago and have accrued about $300,000 in expenses to ensure they have the best Houston has to offer. CLICK TO READ MORE


CBS San Francisco

July  2014

Medical Tourism: Pièce de Résistance for Self-Funding U.S. Employers

U.S. employers and their employees are feeling the pain of rising healthcare costs and complicated provisions surrounding the Affordable Care Act. Jack Norton, a human resources manager at Blue Lake Rancheria, heard a cry loud and clear, saving $12,000 in healthcare expenses for his employee in the process. CLICK TO READ MORE


Free Health Payer

July  2014

Medical tourism gains popularity with health insurers

Cost challenges under healthcare reform have caused major U.S. health insurers to jump onto the medical tourism trend. Some uninsured or underinsured Americans already travel overseas for bargain priced elective procedures and treatments. Now UnitedHealth Group, WellPoint and Humana are looking to curb expenses by encouraging their members to receive medical tourism procedures abroad through cross-border plans, Medical Tourism Magazine reported. CLICK TO READ MORE


Vitals Blog

July  2014

7 Reasons To Consider Medical Tourism

Surgery, healthcare, dental treatment and medications are often cheaper in other countries – much cheaper. Consider that a hip replacement costs about $40,000 on average in the U.S. The same procedure costs only $7,780 in Spain. In fact, the Medical Tourism Association says that most patients save 90% of the cost by traveling abroad. CLICK TO READ MORE


The Washington Times

March  2014

Medical tourism plan studied by lawmakers

Alongside Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, South Beach and the Florida Keys, Sen. Aaron Bean wants to give visitors another reason to come to the state: to get some doctoring. Bean has proposed legislation to require Visit Florida, the public–private partnership charged with attracting tourism to the state, to market Florida as a health care destination.  CLICK TO READ MORE


NBC Bay Area - The Investigative Report

March  2014

US Insurance Companies Expanding Medical Tourism Coverage

Once considered a fringe option reserved for the most desperate patients, medical tourism is gaining mainstream acceptance, transforming into a billion-dollar industry attracting both patients and healthcare providers alike.  CLICK TO READ MORE


ABC World News Tonight - Nightline

March  2014

As More Americans Have Surgeries Overseas, US Companies Consider 'Medical Tourism' a Health Care Option

Joy Guion was boarding a plane for the first time to fly from her native North Carolina to Costa Rica, a sun-soaked tourism hot spot where she would stay in a four-star hotel with a personal concierge and a local driver. CLICK TO READ MORE


N.Y. Times

March  2014

In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S.

Michael Shopenn's artificial hip was made by a company based in this remote town, a global center of joint manufacturing. But he had to fly to Europe to have it installed. CLICK TO READ MORE


Men's Journal

March  2014

Medical Tourism: Overseas and Under the Knife

For decades, Patrick Follett beat the hell out of his body, taking to the mountain-bike trails five times a week and skiing more than 100 days a year. By the time Follett turned 58 last year, his left hip joint was a ragged mess of flayed cartilage, forcing him to limp around his job as ski-lift supervisor at California's Snow Summit Mountain Resortand drop recreational skiing altogether. A surgeon told him he had sports-induced arthritis and would need a total hip replacement to get back to biking and skiing. CLICK TO READ MORE


California Broker

March  2014

Medical Tourism: An Alternative Course in Unsettled Times

Cash-strapped employers and patients are bracing for even higher healthcare and insurance costs despite the Affordable Care Act's best intentions to make healthcare affordable. CLICK TO READ MORE


EmailWire.com

January  2014

Medical Tourism Directory Costa Rica. Your Trip, Your Way


BusinessInsurance.com/

December 2013

Self-insured firms offer medical tourism option to cut health care costs


Mensjournal.com

November 2013

Medical Tourism: Overseas and Under the Knife


MyRepublica.com

August 2013

Oodles of potential


The New York Times

August 2013

The Growing Popularity of Having Surgery Overseas


FocusTaiwan.tw

August 2013

Local, foreign experts to share medical tourism insights


OpçãoTurismo.com

June 2013

Workshop de Turismo Médico e Marketing de Saúde Internacional


EBA.BenefitNews.com

May 2013

Medical travel is back on track


LatinTrade.com

May 2013

Healthcare: The North Eyes South


GuyanaChronicleOnline.com

May 2013

Minister Ali urges Florida private sector to capitalize on business opportunities in Guyana


NGRGuardianNews.com

March 2013

Nigeria To Partner Medical Tourism Association


EFESalud.com 

October 2012

Recomendaciones para elegir un destino médico


FloridaToday.com

August 2012

Medical tourism on the rise ~ Treatments cost thousands less than in US


MensajeroWeb.com.ar

August 2012

Un mercado prometedor


HotelNewsNow.com

February 2012

Hotels boost medical tourism programs


Sun Sentinel

February 2012

New push to bring overseas patients to South Florida


My Fox Tampa Bay

February 2012

Traveling abroad for medical care


H & HN Daily

January 2012

Medical Tourism: Promise or Peril?


The Maritime Executive

January 2012

Cruise Shipping Miami 2012 Adds More Conference Sessions

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MSNBC.com

January 2012

6 Things You Need to Know About Getting Medical Care Abroad

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Estrategia Negocios

January 2012

Turismo de Salud atrae más extranjeros a Guatemala

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Business & Health

December 2011

Is Medical Tourism the Future of Healthcare?

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DotMed

December 2011

Medical tourism remains a small but growing industry

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E Global Travel Media

October 2011

The 4th Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress Announces Strategic Initiatives for Successful Industry Growth

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The Seoul Times

October 2011

Medical Tourism
Why Do Americans Go Abroad for Surgery?

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HealthTech Zone

October 2011

Medical Tourism Association Highlights Las Vegas in Destination Guide Series

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E Global Travel Media

September 2011

The Medical Tourism Association Gets Social with the Medical Tourism Community

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Visibility

September 2011

Patrick Goodness, Medical Tourism Marketing Specialist to Speak at the 4th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

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PR Log

September 2011

MedicalTourism.com Launches New Language Translations in Spanish & Arabic for International Patients

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ABC News

August 2011

Medical Tourism: Bargain Plastic Surgery on the Luxe

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Malaysian Digest

July 2011

More Medical Tourists Flying to Malaysia for Cosmetic Surgery

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PR.com

July 2011

The Medical Tourism Association Travels to Las Vegas to Spread the Word to HR Professionals

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SB Wire

July 2011

Antiaging Methods Around the World

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China Times

June 2011

Taiwan needs mainland presence for medical tourism: forum

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Diabetes Health

June 2011

Medical Tourism Offers Big Savings, Big Questions

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China Daily

June 2011

Tourism, Rx for the rich

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E Global Travel Media

June 2011

Medical Tourism Association® Travels “Across the Pond” to Spread the Word

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Benefits Selling
May 2010
"Reform Without Borders: New Markets for Medical Tourism" - By David Boucher

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Ferias y Congresos del Mundo.com
May 2010
"Hospitals & Clinics Congress 2010 Corferias Bogota"

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CNN
May 2010
"I can't afford surgery in the U.S., ' says bargain shopper' - by Sabriya Rice

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Ferias y Congresos del Mundo.com
April 2010
"Renee-Marie Stephano, Colombia se prepara para el Turismo Medico y la Exportacion de Servicios de Salud" - by Dario Fernando Andrade P.

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Dental Tribune
January 2010
"South Korea drives medical tourism with global conference" - by Daniel Zimmermann, DTI 

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USAToday
January 2010
"The Top 10 Travel Trends for 2010"- by Laura Bly

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Aquarius
January 2010
"Journey to Wellness from the UAE"- by Sudeshna Ghosh 

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San Francisco Chronicle
December 2009
"Medical Tourism: '5-star' Care at a Discount" - by Carolyn Lochhead

Hotel Yearbook 2010
December 2009
"A new breed of traveler with a new set of needs (pages 182-185)" -by Renee Marie Stephano & Dan Cormany

 Financial Times
December 2009
"'Travel Sickness" - by Sarah Murray

Daily Finance
November 2009
"Thailand is 'in network'? Employers and insurers embrace medical tourism" - by Eric Wahlgren

The New York Times
November 2009
"Looking Abroad for Health Savings" - by Katharine Q. Seelye

HotelierMiddleEast.com/travel
November 2009
"Region's Tourism Sectors can Attract More Patients" - by Ben Watts

Travel + Leisure
November 2009
"Worst Medical Tourism Disasters"- by Adam H. Graham

USA Today
September 2009
"Globalizing Health Care Through Medical Tourism" - by Steve Riczo and Sarah Riczo

Business Wire
September 2009
"Stephen Weiner Named by Nightingale's to 2009 List of Outstanding Hospital Lawyers

Turkish Airlines SkyLife
August 2009
"A city of healthcare excellence: Istanbul" - by Renee-Marie Stephano 

Associated Press
August 2009
"U.S. Patients Travel Overseas For Savings" - by Tom Murphy

Strategic Healthcare Marketing
July 2009
"Strategic Health Care Marketing

El Vocero de Puerto Rico
July 2009
Prospera el turismo medico

WSOC-TV
July 2009
9 Investigates: Patients Going Outside U.S. for Cheaper Medical Treatments

American College of Surgeons
July 2009
Medical and Surgical Tourism - by James A. Unti, MD, FACS

CNBC
July 2009
"Jordan Eyes Lucrative US Health Care Market"

Managed Care Magazine
July 2009
"Liability Concern Balances Medical Tourism's Cost Appeal" - by Richard Mark Kirkner

 Houston News - KIAH
June 2009
"More Americans Are Headed Overseas For Medical Treatments" - by Leticia Juarez 

IdahoStatesman.com
June 2009
"High Health Care Costs Lead to Idaho Falls Women to New Zealand"

amednews.com
June 2009
"Surgeons Group: Medical Tourists Should Check Doctors' Qualifications"

Victoria Advocate
June 2009
High Health Care Costs Lead to 'Medical Tourism'"

The Arizona Republic
June 2009
"Globe-Trotting to Cut Down on Medical Costs" -by Ginger Rough

Miami Herald
June 2009
"Oregon Construction Worker, Miami Surgeon Go To Trinidad" -by John Dorschner

National Geographic Traveler
May/June 2009
"Medical Tourism Takes Off" -Edited by Norie Quintos

Hotel News Resource
April 2009
"Medical Tourism: Vaccinated Against the Recession?"-Lorenza Alessie

 

MSN Health & Fitness
April 2009
"Traveling For Treatment"-Amanda Gardner

ReachMD
The Medical Tourism Association is pleased to announce our new partnership with ReachMD, the Channel for Medical Professionals. You can listen live, or download from their library of over 5,000 podcasts covering news, conversation, and free continuing medical education, directly from www.ReachMD.com. Log in with promo code: MTA. Stay tuned for MTA programming on ReachMD.

The New York Times
March 2009
"Going Abroad to Find Affordable Health Care" -Walecia Konrad

 timesunion.com
February 2009
"Save Money By Bargaining for Health Care"-Lynda Shrager

Human Resource Executive
February 2009
"Medical Tourism Closer to Home" -Jared Shelly

AME Info
February 2009
"The First Jordan International Medical Tourism Congress to Enhance Medical Services with USAID Support"

Employee Benefit News
February 2009
"Spurred by Economy, Medical Tourism Poised for Breakout in '09" -Kathleen Koster

The National
January 2009
"US-Based Group to Back Medical Tourism in UAE"-Roland Hughes 

MENAFN.COM
January 2009
"Jordan- Rapid Population Growth Main Challenge Facing Medical Sector"-Jordan Times

C-SPAN PODCAST

C-SPAN, one of the nation's largest cable networks who delivers programming to most of cable and satellite customers, and globally to internet users, discusses Medical Tourism. Representatives of U.S. Insurance Companies and others talk about Medical Tourism, the practice of traveling to another country for healthcare, at the International Medical Tourism Association's 1st Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress in San Francisco.

Nurse.com
November 2008
"Medical Tourism- Patients jet to foreign locales for surgical procedures and return home for follow-up care" -Marcia Frellick 

93.1 WIBC Indianapolis Indy's Newscenter Radio
Featured on November 13th 2008 

Katu.com
November 2008
"Research Key for Medical Treatment Overseas" - Dan Tilkin

Human Resource Executive Online
November 2008
"Transformation Vacation" - Jared Shelly

Los Angeles Times
November 2008
"A guide for Americans seeking affordable medical treatment abroad" - Marla Dickerson

National Underwriter Life & Health
November 2008
"Medical Tourism Providers Want To Show Your Clients The World" - Allison Bell

Amednews.com
November 2008
"Medical Travel doesn't have to be overseas" - Pamela Lewis Dolan

 Insure.com
October 2008
"The doctor is in...9,000 miles away: Insurance for Medical Tourism

Khaleej Times
July 2008
"Medical Tourism to Get Fillip" - Asma Ali Zain 

The Heartland Institute
July 2008
"New Study Sparks Debate on Medical Travel" - Aricka Flowers 

HealthLeaders
July 2008
"What's the Word?" - Rick Johnson

 Washington Post
July 2008|
"Doing Your Homework" - Suz Redfearn

 Benefit News
June 2008
"' Medical Tourism' Emerging as Unique Benefit" 

Private Healthcare News
June 2008
"Healthcare Star Shines Brightly"

San Francisco Chronicle
May 2008
"More Who Need Major Surgery are Leaving US. Overseas treatments sometimes carry extra risks, but can came at fraction of the expense." - Victoria Colliver

 AME Info - United Arab Emirates
April 2008
"Mid East can capitalize on lucrative global medical tourism market." 

Khaleej Times
April 2008
"ME to become top medical tourism destination."

Pacific Business News
March 2008
"Medical Tourism Finds Hawaii Connection." - Linda Chiem

Florida Health News
March 2008
"Florida-Based Magazine Aims to Make Medical Tourism Safer" - Nancy McVicar 

Businessweek
March 2008
"Outsourcing the Patients" - Bruce Einhorn 

Kaiser Network
March 2008
"Florida-Based Magazine Aims to Make Medical Tourism Safer" - Nancy McVicar

 HealthLeaders Interstudy
March 2008
"Employers Eye Medical Tourism as Cost Relief" 

Employee Benefit Adviser
March 2008
"The money and interest are there, but will employers and patients follow?" - Molly Bernhart

Florida Health News
March 2008
"Florida-Based Magazine Aims to Make Medical Tourism Safer" - Nancy McVicar 

The New York Times
February 2008
"More Fun than Root Canals? It's the Dental Vacation." - Camille Sweeney

Managed Healthcare Executive Magazine
February 2008
"President of Medical Tourism Association Featured as a Visionary in US Healthcare." Tracey Walker

Globe and Mail - Canada
January 2008
"Sun, Sand and Surgery" - Dave McGinn 

NPR
January 2008
"Employers, Insurers Consider Overseas Healthcare" - Greg Allen 

Memphis Business Journal
December 2007
"Medical Tourism: Tummy tucks and swanky vacations go hand in hand." - Toby Sells

Iran Daily - Panorama
November 2007
"MTA Launching Magazine" 

Rough Notes
November 2007
"Medical Tourism - Employers can save significant healthcare dollars by having employees seek overseas options" - Michael J. Moody, MBA, ARM

 Entrepreneur.com
October 2007
"Healthy Travels - Thing Going Abroad for Cheaper Medical Procedures is Scary? These Businesses are Here to Help." - Geoff Williams 

Employee Benefit Adviser
October 2007
"Adviser interest in medical tourism likely to grow as industry strengthens." - Molly Bernhart 

Miami Herald
September 2007
"Seeking Healthcare Abroad" - John Dorschner

 Kiplinger's
September 2007
"Adventures in Travel - Americans Head Overseas for Five Star Care at Motel 6 Prices." - Jessica L. Anderson

Modern Healthcare
September 2007
"International Ambitions - Group Wants to Assist Patients Seeking Care Overseas." - Shawn Rhea

South Florida Sun Sentinel
September 2007
"Uninsured Americans traveling to Panama for health care." - Doreen Hemlock 

National Underwriter
August 2007
"Florida Broker Helps Form Medical Tourism Group" 

Healthcare Finance News
August 2007
"Medical Tourism Trade Group Forms" - Molly Merrill

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