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Michael Moore's SiCKO - Solutions

As Mialka Bonadonna writes in laist.com - SiCKO Dissects US Health Care System:

Moores most recent film is not just an inoculative needle prick about the ills of the American health-care system, it is a far more invasive undertaking that delicately picks apart all of the wrongs and injustices predicated by the inherent greed and capitalistic lust that underlies social policy in the United States... Michael Moore - SiCKO
Most notably, Moore does not only travel around the United States for his documentary. He also travels to England, France, Canada, and Cuba. What he found in those places were people who felt profoundly sorry for Americans, people who asked how a country as powerful as the United States could abandon its most vulnerable citizens at their time of need. The highlight of the film is undoubtedly Moores surprise trip to Cuba with three boat-loads of sick people in need of treatment. Moore does an excellent job of destroying the myths and stereotypes that are often perpetrated by the American media about these countries and the people who live there.

Unfortunately, SiCKO does not offer any solutions to the problems posed in the film. But, what it does do is make you feel angry and confrontational enough to go out and demand some answers and solutions from the powers-that-be.

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Source: http://www.theopenpress.com/index.php?a=press&id=20897

Michael Moores latest movie, SiCKO, makes clear the present healthcare scene in America. In such a situation, international healthcare providers help Americans by providing them the healthcare they need at affordable costs. Medical tourism, as the practice is called, benefits not only uninsured and underinsured Americans but insured Americans as well. Healthbase offers help to patients going overseas for surgery by saving them money and making accessible services not covered by their insurer.

Healthbase, a Boston-based medical tourism facilitator, provides services to patients at all levels of health insurance coverage uninsured, underinsured and insured. The main force driving uninsured and underinsured Americans to seek healthcare overseas is the low cost for world class services. Those who are insured choose to go overseas for their treatment for one of two reasons. Firstly, the high quality services and the cost for their procedure abroad, which is less than their deductible in the US, are a great deal. Secondly, the treatment they are seeking may not be covered under their insurance plan.

Joe Lindt, a maintenance mechanic in Fuita, Colorado, and a Healthbase customer had health insurance to cover part of the cost of his major procedure in the US. Yet he chose to travel to India for his triple cardiac bypass surgery. According to Barbara Lindt, Joes wife and his travel companion to India, He did not want to fight with the insurance company to actually get them to cover what they say they will cover. After a heart surgery you dont need the stress of having to fight with the insurance company to get what you have paid for.

The quality of care delivered abroad is at par with that in America. Overseas hospitals that are JCI/JCAHO accredited maintain best practice standards of care. Cost-wise, the services are typically 70% to 90% less than the cost of care in the US." For Joe, the surgery which was estimated at well over $100,000 in the US cost him only $9,200 in India.

By choosing to receive medical, dental, cosmetic, surgical or other health treatments overseas, Americans take command of their healthcare needs, save themselves the cost of high insurance premiums and get timely access to top quality service, all at a low price.

Healthbase.com offers solutions to meet the medical needs of all Americans.

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Healthbase is a one-stop source for global medical choices, connecting patients to leading hospitals around the world, through a secure, easy to use, information-rich web portal. Healthbase offers over 200 procedures and helps patients seek top quality healthcare in various categories such as bariatric, orthopedic, cardiac, spinal, dental, cosmetic, laparoscopic, etc. Healthbases partner hospitals are located in India, Singapore, Thailand and Mexico, and are expanding to Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Malaysia and Turkey. To ensure that patients receive the best care possible, Healthbase works only with hospitals that have international accreditations like JCI, JCAHO and ISO. To learn more, call 1-888-691-4584, email info.hb@healthbase.com or visit http://www.healthbase.com

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Healthbase, an award-winning* medical tourism facilitator in USA, is the trusted source for global medical and dental choices, connecting patients to leading healthcare facilities worldwide. We arrange a variety of medical tourism services from basic consultations to full service treatment abroad. We help you to take care of all your medical tourism details from arranging the surgery and financing options to visas, travel, lodging and tourism.

Healthbase caters to the needs of individual consumers, self-funded businesses, insurance carriers, benefit consultants, insurance agents, and third party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. Our state-of-the-art, easy to use, information rich web-based system makes it easy to coordinate international medical care including necessary travel and accommodation for patients and their companions, all at one place.

The cost of surgical care at our ever growing network of affiliated institutions is typically a fraction of the cost of care in the U.S. with equal or superior outcomes. Healthbase arranges first class services for patients at major internationally accredited hospitals in Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, USA and is expanding to Canada, UK, Jordan,Taiwan, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, El Salvador and Guatemala.

We offer over two hundred medical, dental and cosmetic procedures in various categories: Orthopedic procedures such as hip replacement, Birmingham hip resurfacing, artificial knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, knee surgery; Cardiac and Vascular procedures like heart bypass (multiple coronary artery bypass graft or CABG), aortic aneurysm repair, heart valve repair, heat valve replacement, angioplasty, RF Ablation; Spinal procedures such as spine fusion, laminectomy, disc replacement; Weight-loss procedures like gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve; Eye procedures like LASIK; Cosmetic and Plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, face lift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction; Dental procedures such as orthognathic surgery, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns; dental veneers; and hundreds of other procedures in the departments of Urology, General surgery, Wellness and many more. The savings are up to 80% of typical US hospital prices.

Medical Tourism, also termed as Medical Travel, Health Travel, Health Tourism, Global Healthcare, Medical Vacation, Medical Value Travel, Medical Treatment Abroad, International Medical, Surgical Tourism, Surgery Abroad, Surgical Trip, Healthcare Abroad, Medical Outsourcing, offshore Medical and Overseas Medical, is the act of traveling abroad to receive medical, dental and cosmetic care. Significantly lower cost for best practice care is usually the primary motivation behind medical tourism although some medical tourists go abroad for immediate availability of procedures and to seek treatments that are not available in their home country. Patients frequently also take advantage of the opportunity to vacation and tour inexpensively in the foreign country while they are visiting for health care. Signup to know more about medical or dental tourism.

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