Medical tourism increases in South America (includes video story)

The increasing number of American medical tourists can be attributed to pursuit of more affordable healthcare. The United States healthcare system is the most expensive in the world. It is not difficult to find countries that offer various procedures at 30%–65% of the cost of care in the United States.

Other countries can charge less because of lower pay to healthcare workers and lagging technology. The United States typically acquires first access to novel medical developments, which are frequently discovered at American universities and developed by American corporations.

“There are three main reasons why that happens: payroll, medical supplies, and the technology that we use,”said Nancy Mora.

Some people believe they have adequate health insurance policies but do not. That is because many policies are so riddled with exclusions, limitations, loopholes, and gotchas that they do not come close to covering medical expenses for the gravely ill.

Giannina Rosales Chong is a junior at FIU pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Digital Journalism. After graduation, she wishes to pursue a career in the entertainment news field as a reporter and become a writer of books about fiction.

Illary Centeno is a Peruvian student majoring in Digital and Interactive Media, with a minor in Marketing. She has an interest in social media management and advertising. Therefore, she would like to work in these areas to demonstrate her creative abilities. Also, Centeno would be delighted to work in an entertainment company.

Lina Lozano, a Colombian residing in Miami since 2016, navigates life with a strong connection to her Spanish roots. Transitioning from being a model, she’s carving her path in the artistic realm. Alongside her creative pursuits, Lina is dedicated to her academic journey, currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Television and Production. Balancing the creative and analytical, she finds fulfillment as a banking agent at Santander Bank, seamlessly merging the best of both worlds in her daily endeavors.