This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, The eyes of the banking world will be glued to this week’s edition and the featured interview with J. Kevin A. McKechnie, Executive Director of the American Bankers Insurance Association and Director of the Health Savings Account (HSA) Council. Kevin offers some key insights into the growing ties between HSAs and medical travel, opening up significant opportunities for both industries. We are also touching the wide world of sports.  While I’ve always been a mild fan of NFL football, my interest in the sport grew tenfold this week when news broke that Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning had recently traveled to Europe for stem cell therapy to stave off yet another surgery for a persistent neck problem. The story also captured the interest of numerous media outlets worldwide. From football and sporting news websites to major television networks and general consumer publications, repeat coverage served to boost understanding of both stem cell therapy and medical travel in general. While it’s unclear when Manning will take the field again, I will be rooting for him and a sustained recovery when he returns. Finally, thanks to everyone who ordered a copy of our new book, “Medical Travel Today: Opinions and Perspectives on an Industry in the Making.” We’re grateful for the positive feedback and support. As always, we welcome your comments, story ideas and press releases. Cheers, Amanda Haar, Editor

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