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A substantial number of European patients travel to other countries for fertility treatment, both because they think that they will receive better quality care abroad and in order to undergo procedures that are banned in their home country says a study of the subject launched at the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Monday June 29). Study co-ordinator Dr. Françoise Shenfield, from University College Hospital, London, UK, said that this was the first hard evidence of considerable fertility patient migration within Europe. "Until now we have only had anecdotal evidence of this phenomenon", she said. "We think that our results will be of considerable value to patients, doctors, and policymakers." During a one-month period, the ESHRE Task Force analysed data from participating clinics in six European countries: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland. Clinics were asked to provide questionnaires to patie ... Read more »
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President Obama’s health care reform bill was passed by US House representatives. The bill would provide health coverage to an estimated 32 million additional Americans, meaning 95% of those who are legally in this country would have health insurance, up from 83% today.

At present it is estimated that there are more than 47 million Americans without health insurance coverage. President Obama is trying to provide health insurance coverage to another 30 million US residents through different reforms and policies.

Will this end booming of Medical Tourism industry? Will patients from US stop coming to India and other Asian countries for equal quality, less expensive medical treatments? Will US insurance companies and US employers stop looking at medical tourism options?

The answer is no, it will not stop outbound medical tourism but it might even give a boost to medica ... Read more »
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