The globalization of health care : can medical tourism reduce health care costs? : hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, Washington, DC, June 27, 2006.
The US Congress has had hearings into how "outsourcing" health care or "medical tourism" can be way out of the healthcare problems of millions of Americans. Read the testimony of Howard Stabb and Maggi Grace.
Howard Staab is a 53 year old carpenter who has no insurance and needs a heart valve surgery. Facing a $200,000 cost he selects to go to India...a leap of faith by any standards. His story is both moving and a guide for others. So that others like him dont have to start from zero, the web site www.medical-treatment-in-india.com was created to help and guide them to make a decision.
More on Howard's story is also at http://howardsheart.com/