Safety of Medical Tourism

Witnesses testified about “medical tourism,” the practice of traveling overseas for medical procedures to reduce health care… read more

Witnesses testified about “medical tourism,” the practice of traveling overseas for medical procedures to reduce health care costs. Maggi Grace and Howard Staab described their experiences traveling to India for Mr. Staab’s mitral valve replacement surgery. Other witnesses testified about rising U.S. health care costs, the risks, companies that encourage employees to travel overseas for medical care, and the quality of care in lower-wage countries, close

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Safety of Medical Tourism

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Program ID:
193173-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 28, 2006
Last Aired:
Aug 8, 2006

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  • Jun 28, 2006 | 5:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 28, 2006 | 6:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 08, 2006 | 12:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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