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Archive for October, 2011

News in Review

Hugo Chavez to Travel to Cuba for Medical Checkup After visiting Cuba several times for the treatment of his cancer, Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, is traveling to Cuba once again on Sunday for a comprehensive medical check-up.   LinkedIn Members Weigh In on IMTJ story: Protecting your brand on the internet…beware the “brandjacker”! […]

Global Health Voyager, Inc. Announces Contract With One of Israel’s Largest Hospitals as it Expands High Quality International Hospital Network for Medical Tourism

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–October 13, 2011–Global Health Voyager, Inc. (OTCBB: GLHV), a full-service web-based medical tourism company, today announced a partnership withAssaf Harofeh Medical Center, an 800-bed facility and one of the largest hospitals in Israel offering traditional western medicine and a comprehensive range of medical-surgical services. “Israel is a highly sought-after destination for medical care as well […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today

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THIS WEEK IN MEDICAL TRAVEL TODAY Volume 5, Issue 21 Greetings, According to a new report from Aon Hewitt, the average cost of health coverage per US employee will surpass the $10,000 mark for the first time next year. Not surprisingly, employee contributions are also expected to rise to a new level ($2,306). This harsh […]

Readers Write…

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Editor’s Note: Part One of our interview with J. Kevin A. McKechnie that ran in our last issue prompted Tim Morales, President of Costa Rican Medical Care, to pen the following response regarding the history of HSAs in medical travel. We thank Mr. Morales for taking the time to write and for sharing his insight.  […]

J. Kevin A. McKechnie, PART TWO

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MTT:  We hear a lot about employers adopting domestic medical travel vs. international. Do you see a reason why they wouldn’t make the move to international? JKM:  I don’t see any kind of regulatory impediment, and I don’t see a structural impediment. What I do see is a liability impediment, which is a challenge to […]

David Monteiro, Business Development Manager, Compass Benefits Group

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Medical Travel Today (MTT): How long has CBG been offering medical travel products? David Monteiro (DM): Compass Benefits Group has been in business since 2004. Since that time, we’ve been offering insurance solutions to international travelers. A little over a year ago we expanded our offering to include medical complication insurance plans for international travelers. […]

As Medical Tourism Gathers Momentum, Top Blog Channels Gain Interest

Patients Beyond Borders author now featured contributor on top sites Chapel Hill, NC –With interest in global healthcare and healthcare reform continuing unabated, medical tourism has become a popular topic across the blogosphere. The AARP Personal Health Blog and Peter Greenberg are among the popular, influential sites currently featuring posts from Josef Woodman, author of […]

Average Cost of US Health Coverage per Employee is Expected to Cross the $10,000 Threshold for the First Time in 2012, According to Aon Hewitt

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IPMI Magazine Travel Insurance, Private Medical and Health Insurance News LONDON — While health care costs are projected to increase at a lower rate in 2012 compared to 2011, the average cost per employee will surpass the $10,000 mark for the first time next year, according to Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and […]

Drug war puts medical tourism under at the border

The Monitor — Sara Rodriguez couldn’t stop wringing her hands as she sat at a dentist office, waiting to return to the United States. Two of her family members had had close calls with organized crime members in Mexico. She didn’t want to be here, but she had no other choice. She didn’t have the […]

Health budgets squeeze seen boosting medical tourism

(Reuters) – More western Europeans are going abroad for cheaper medical treatment, with France and Germany among the top destinations, and cheaper places, such as Poland and Bulgaria, well-placed to develop medical tourism industries, a report on Friday showed.  A study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) found that France tops the ranking of global destinations […]

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