Posts Tagged ‘healthcare abroad’
It seems growing numbers of expats are returning home due to the high cost of healthcare in their adopted countries. Jelf Employee Benefits is hearing increasing anecdotal evidence of British expats being unable to afford the healthcare they need abroad, and so returning home. The company is warning expats to educate themselves on the cost [...]
There are currently no regulations in place to protect people who travel abroad for medical treatment. A proposal to the United Nations has requested a global treaty to cover patients who experience medical malpractice abroad. James R. Goldberg, author and medical tourism expert, has called for the development of an international treaty to govern the [...]
The number of Americans travelling abroad for medical treatment is predicted to rise over the coming years as “baby boomers” come of age. Once something only done by the wealthy and predominantly for cosmetic surgeries, medical tourism is now a booming business. It seems the number of 50 something Americans making use of health facilities [...]
According to the Global Mobility Study 2012, expat assignment destinations vary depending on where the company is based. The study, commissioned by the Santa Fe Group, is made up of responses from 1,119 companies across the globe and in all industry sectors. For a company based in the Americas employees were commonly sent to China, [...]
Universal healthcare or universal coverage has featured heavily in the news lately. There has been much discussion about “Obamacare” and the introduction in 2014 of a universal healthcare system in the U.S. So if you’re moving abroad what do you know about the healthcare system in your destination? There is a form of universal healthcare [...]
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