- Posted June 10, 2014 by
Mexico ranking the U.S. in Health Care?
The troubles with health care conditions in the United States induce a lot of American citizen to seek alternative solutions. Surprisingly, they prefer a half-hour’s drive to searching their local doctors and dentists . In general, they find that health care in Mexico is better in some cases.
This option is geared towards those who are familiar with, understand and rely on the Mexican medical system. Mexico health care is more affordable than in the U.S. The “low cost” of Mexican health care attracts more patients, being the largest reason to go. Indeed, despite the fact that the American government has enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), ObamaCare, which is a health care reform plan, signed by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, and which has the purpose of giving more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance, and to reduce the growth in the health care spending in the United-States, many Americans continue to move from their native country to Mexico City. Of course, the costs of medical care may vary depending on the treating physician, hospital and the severity of the health concern. But, the cost of health care in this country is generally lower that what we might expect to pay in the U.S. Prescription drugs as well as health insurance in Mexico cost fifty percent less than the same ones in the U.S. Good-quality medical care for severe illness including surgery and dialysis are available in the large cities of Mexico for a fraction of what we might pay in the United States. People who pay out of pocket can save more than seventy-five percent of their money by choosing medical care in Mexico.
That is not the only thing that makes Mexican health care attractive for Americans. The doctors, clinics and hospitals show quality of service that is comparable and even sometimes surpasses the U.S., according to experts. IMSS is one of the public health systems in Mexico which is used by several clinics and hospitals. This system is similar to an HMO in the United-States. It gives to the patients many advantages in terms of cost, techniques, and facilities. For instance, through this system, patients are assigned a primary care physician and given a passport-size ID booklet that includes records of appointments. The doctor can also refer the patient to specialists by using this booklet. Furthermore, the nurses are more attentive to their patients; doctors really take care of sick people by checking on their health status in passing by their rooms multiple times a day.