Mexico makes list of top five countries with high-quality low-cost health care

Mexico makes list of top five countries with high-quality low-cost health care

Sep 24, 2017

Mexico made a recent list of the top five countries for low-cost high-quality health care, according to medicaldaily.com. Until the U.S. is ready to part with our massive military and widening waistlines, the country has little hope of making the list of top countries for health care. Our privatized system has yet to live up to the affordability of socialized, single-payer systems, no matter how user-friendly our website is. For a nation that so routinely dominates, the truth is we may have to take a page out of other countries’ books for once. International Living released a list of countries ranked according to the efficiency of their health care system and how well they make for retirement destinations. Here are the top 5: 5. Mexico Medical tourism has ballooned south-of-the-border because of the United States’ increasingly high prescription drug costs. Health insurance costs roughly $300 per year in Mexico, with private plans costing more but still far less than what its neighbor to the north charges. Despite its recent status as the most obese country in the world, Mexico only ranks a handful of places below the U.S. in life expectancy, with female life expectancy still exceeding ours. And if for whatever reason you find yourself in the hospital in Mexico, be grateful you’re only paying $35 for the night, not $1,700 like you would in America. 4. Costa Rica Costa Rica barely edges out the U.S. in its life expectancy, at 76.8 years, but manages to do so with one-seventh the per capita expenditures and a dual public/private system that ensures all citizens can get coverage. Known as caja, the public system of health care in Costa Rica is constantly being upgraded with new equipment, technology, and educated personnel. Retirees, or pensionados, are entitled to full coverage on medical services provided the beneficiary has a monthly income greater than $1,000, whether it’s from Social Security, disability benefits, a pension, or a similar source. There are no caveats or restrictions set on people because of their age or pre-existing conditions. 3. Malaysia The public health care system in Malaysia isn’t available to foreigners, but their private system may be just as good. Under the system, doctors’ visits cost $16 and dental appointments cost $9. Their per...

BAJA CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATES IN THE CONSULTATION COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL TOURISM

BAJA CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATES IN THE CONSULTATION COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL TOURISM

Sep 8, 2017

Baja California is one of two states invited to participate in this event, due to of its leadership in the field of health tourism. CITY OF MEXICO.- Wednesday, September 6, 2017.- Consolidating Baja California as a leader in the field of health tourism, the State Administration headed by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid and the State Tourism Secretariat (SECTURE), participated in the “Medical Tourism Advisory Council” of the Federal Tourism Secretariat (SECTUR), whose purpose is to build public policies to take advantage of the potential that this sector represents for Mexico. This was announced by the head of the SECTURE, Óscar Escobedo Carignan, who explained that this council was created with the objective of detect the demands of this sector in order to improve the country’s competitiveness in the field of Health Tourism, through studies , consultations, research and diagnostics that promote the growth of health tourism products. This installation was chaired by the Secretaries of Tourism and Health, Enrique de la Madrid and José Narro, who emphasized that Mexico has become a reference for health tourism worldwide and that about 14 million people in the world travel to other countries in search of medical care, which allows us to glimpse the size of the market. The Advisory Council for Health Tourism brings together the public and private sectors, as well as government agencies, academic and research institutions, which share the objective of boosting market competitiveness by offering quality services, a fundamental characteristic of this segment. The state official indicated that Baja California has consolidated in recent years as a leader in health and wellness tourism in the country, mobilizing 2.4 million people a year, who in turn generate a tourist consumption of more than 14.5 billion pesos. “Our State is characterized by offering high quality services, specialized, with the latest technology, in addition we are geographically benefited for its development, we have connectivity, infrastructure and 13 of the 66 hospitals certified by the Ministry of Health of Mexico, as well as programs that include medical recovery services, transportation, leisure activities and everything with costs far below what they would find in their home country,” Escobedo Carignan concluded. Press release issued by the State Government of Baja...

MEDSummit 2017 October 4 – Tijuana BC

MEDSummit 2017 October 4 – Tijuana BC

Sep 4, 2017

MEDSummit 2017 is the annual event of the Medical Device Cluster of Baja California, which is the largest market in Latin America of medical products, with the presence of more than 70 international companies of the sector. This Trade Fair brings together the main players in the industry of medical products in Baja California, more than 1,000 attendees, 50 exhibition stands, 1 workshop, 4 conferences. With the goal of achieving 100 business meetings and 500 business links. When OCTOBER 4, 2017 9 AM- 8 PM ​ Where REAL INN, SALA ROMA Paseo de los Héroes 9902, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, B.C. This event will feature the technologies that CALIBAJA has to offer. Gathering the leading suppliers of the Medical Device Industry. Getting together business partners that will be key to the development, expansion and vision of new and existing companies and projects. MEDSummit 2017 will have an exclusive area within its framework. Participants will be leaders of the medical device industry, to establish key connections with the sector. A conference of great impact for the management positions will take place as part of the event. Managers of the main companies in this sector will be presenting their latest works. The suppliers who have purchased the EXHIBIT 4.0 Preferential spots and a good number of sponsors will be participating as well. In today’s digital world face-to-face connections are more important than ever. Building your network is easy at MedSummit 2017 through a variety of networking activities. You’ll meet the contacts who will be key to boost your projects and position your brand. CONTACT REAL INN, SALA ROMA Paseo de los Héroes 9902, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, B.C. +52 (664)...

Ibogaine Institute and addiction center in Rosarito, Baja California

Ibogaine Institute and addiction center in Rosarito, Baja California

Jul 19, 2017

When I woke up yesterday morning, I opened the door of my bedroom and walked out to a balcony overlooking the Pacific. I waited to catch a glimpse of the dolphins I had seen the day before and moved on to my meditation ritual. That was the closest I’d get to a mystical experience at the Ibogaine Institute on the coast of Rosarito, Mexico. Upstairs, on the third floor of the house, a man and a woman I had met the day before were laying in a blacked-out room, entering their seventh hour of soul-searching hallucinations. In the house next door, six people had just emerged, changed they said, from a different journey, under the influence of yet another hallucinogen. Kim, who’d been upstairs, is a 29-year-old with the face of a teenager who has been addicted to heroin for seven years. Just like Colin, also undergoing the Ibogaine treatment in the same room, Kim suffered an accident and became dependent on prescription painkillers. When doctors wouldn’t prescribe them anymore, she turned to black market pills. She received a settlement from the accident and said she spent the $90,000 on pills. Finally, she turned to the cheaper alternative, heroin. Just like Colin, Kim said other programs would detox her on Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid addiction, which also has a high risk for addiction and dependence. She said those programs crowd people into bunk beds and although they teach the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, she never “even got past the first step.” As other addicts I interviewed told me, you become dependent on the Suboxone and the Methadone and “you can’t really function.” Kim says the Ibogaine Institute “doesn’t seem like any other 30-day program because they actually work on what’s wrong, on the problem of why you use in the first place.” She hopes after her treatment, she can return to Connecticut to be a mother to her 6-year old son, now in custody of Kim’s mom. The institute offers 7 and 30-day programs to chronic relapsers of drug addiction, PTSD patients, and other disorders. Treatments for addiction begin with Ibogaine, a natural African psychoactive drug, and end with Ayahuasca,...

Baja’s Health & Wellness Forum brings together the main players in health and wellness tourism in the region

Baja’s Health & Wellness Forum brings together the main players in health and wellness tourism in the region

Jul 16, 2017

Baja California receives more than 2.4 million patients and their companions a year. On July 27 and 28, the Baja’s Health & Wellness Forum will bring together the main players in health and wellness tourism in the region with potential domestic and international clients: more than 2,000 attendees, more than 80 exhibition stands, 4 workshops, 2 conferences. Achieving 200 business meetings and 1500 business links. Be there and become part of the most important medical forum in Baja California. Position your brand on this great regional platform. Establish business relationships through business meetings. All activities that we have for the forum: workshops, conferences, meetings and business links, exhibitions stands, gastronomic garden and activities in the region. CONTACT PH: 52 (664) 607 3948 ext. 3 Email: info@agenciadeproyectos.com   For more information go to www.bajashealthandwellnessforum.com...

Los Algodones internationally known as “Molar City”

Los Algodones internationally known as “Molar City”

Jul 14, 2017

“Immigration and the Mexican border have been in the news for months. But all the stories have been about people coming to the United States. The untold story is how many Americans are leaving the U.S. for Mexico. Not to stay but to get dental care,” states Wendell Potter, a Huffington Post contributor. So many Americans are making the trip across the border to see a dentist that one small border town, Los Algodones, is now better known by its nickname: Molar City. The demand has become so great that a website has been created to help Americans make appointments with Mexican dentists before they leave home. Los Algodones, population 5,500, is the northernmost town in Mexico, a stone’s throw from the international border at Andrade, California, and just 10 miles west of Yuma, Arizona. But this is no typical border town. It has far more dentists per capita than any city or town in Mexico. Or the United States for that matter. In fact, it reportedly has the highest density of dentists in the world. By some estimates, just about one of every 15 residents is a dentist. “This is a city that was built on caring for teeth. It’s flourished because its wealthy neighbour puts a high price on the cost of a healthy smile.”, Sky News reporters, who visited “Molar City” recently, expressed. According to the people whom they interviewed at the site, Americans and Canadians can save up to thousands of dollars for the same procedures and quality they would find in the United States or Canada, as a lot of the dentists who work in Los Algodones have received professional training in the USA. Below is a simple comparison done by Sky News to show how much people save in this haven for dental tourism. Price Comparison (USD) Crown and implant: Mexico: $190; US: $600 Implants: Mexico: $1,100; US: $4,000 SOURCES: Sky News / Sky News Youtube Channel / SDP Noticias / Huffington...