Cafferty: Willing to travel abroad for medical care?

by Jack Cafferty ,  CNN Politics.com | 2009-05-19

While Washington looks at trying to solve the nation's health care crisis, many Americans aren't waiting. They are willing to take matters into their own hands by seeking medical treatment elsewhere.

When people are asked if they would consider treatment abroad, assuming the quality was the same and the costs much cheaper, those numbers jump by an average of 12 points.

Medical travel used to be considered a luxury for the rich, but with health care costs at home skyrocketing and an estimated 48 million uninsured Americans, that may no longer be the case. In fact, this poll shows people without insurance are more likely than those with coverage to think about going abroad for medical treatment.



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