Heart Surgery: $100k in US, <$2k in India

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    How much is that in rupees?
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    Obama and the Dems... NEVER, EVER INTENDED TO MAKE HEALTH-CARE, OPERATIONS, AND ALL OTHER MEDICAL PROCEDURES CHEAPER.
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    First of all the quoted price in US is likely never paid. Probably negotiated to about $20 K (20%) as are hospital bills and other procedures. Second, those who wish to save cash, go to India and pay 2 K. I will stick to the good ole USA and our docs, tecs, nurses and hospitals.
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    Travel to India. Don't ask me to pay though.

    :no:
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    I'd pay the extra 98k to not have surgery in India...
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    That's nothing, full price for essential skin medication for me is $75K for 10 months (i.e. 300 pills).
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    I am sure you can get a heart surgery in Sri Lanka for about $600. Why stop there?
    Djibouti? Probably 300$.

    I don't know about you guys, Im heading to Djibouti!
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    I don't know, from my brief research it looks like their success and morbidity rates are on par with Europe and the US. India has some world-class medical centers.

    I think we pay more because we have more.
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    Wake me up when a former High level official starts getting surgeries done anywhere other than the US. You know, former Prez/Cabinet members/UN ambassadors/ high level sorts.

    Until then, well, you know.
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    Better yet wake me up when they agree to having Obamacare for their own healthcare.
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    I am intrigued by the cost for those that want to save money. I will stick with having the procedure done here and pay for the service.

    The real problem IMO is the hospital costs (though I want to pay for air conditioning...)...

    A red flag for me as well is the amount of selling that appears to go on when searching India and these procedures.
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    Good luck with that. May want to buy a 1 way ticket to India!
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    The best doctors are in India. First, Indians' pre-college is 100x better than our schools. Then they come here to our Ivy League schools and not just get a BS degree, but they get 2 or more masters and maybe a PhD. Then, they go back to India and practice. I know this because all of my Indian engineering buds take their one month leave to go back to India and get all their tests and operations done (if needed).

    But keep in mind that the exchange rate favors the dollar. If I were single today with an engineering degree, India is my country for a few years. No where in the US could I afford a 4,500 sq ft pad with butler, cook, and maid service. Yet, in India, I could.
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    Expect some 68% of the county lives on 2 dollars a day. Wanna talk about inequality in wealth.... Maybe that's a factor in such cheap care??
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    Cost of living is one thing. "Cheap" health care is something else. What good does it do to pay 90% less for a surgical procedure if you die of infection due to unsanitary hospital conditions? (same thing can happen here, but I would prefer taking my chances in a country where sanitary sewage systems are the norm and hazardous waste laws are enforced)
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    Has anyone mentioned the fact that if you have the surgery here there is probably a 78% chance your surgeon is going to be Indian anyway!
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    And a loaf of bread is probably 25 cents. A beer is probably a dime. You can probably stay at a nice hotel for 10 bucks.

    I do not doubt that their medical system is cheaper than ours even after currency differences.

    However people need to understand how economics works. You see it within the US itself and there are no currency issues. Why does everything cost more in NyC than Florida? You get paid more as well for the exact same job.
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    It may or may not be cheap in the sense cheap equals poor. But just because it is less dollars than it is here doesn't mean it is actually cheap cost wise.

    Cost of living and currency differences matters. If it cost the same in dollars as it does here, whomever gets the dollars (CEO, doctor) would have enough to buy the Taj Mahal.

    Also I find this ironic because the left always complains about outsourcing. There is a reason laborers make very little dollars overseas. If we paid them 75% of what we'd pay people here they'd be in the 1% in their country.

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