Pro athletes are some of the most famous medical tourists in the world.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning traveled to Europe for surgery on his neck so he could resume his pro football career. Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez have traveled to Germany to get medical procedures for various joints. And what serious sports fan isn’t relieved when they hear a favorite player will travel to Birmingham, Ala., so renowned sports doctor James Andrews can operate and return them to glory?
Perhaps the single biggest reason brokers should talk about medical tourism with their clients or potential clients is cost reduction. International and domestic medical tourism can save employers money—and a lot of it.
Access to quality
An open question about Obamacare is whether it will improve the overall quality of American health care. While that will take some time to figure out, medical tourism already provides employees with access to top-quality health care.