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Record inflation and rising health care costs have resulted in the number of Americans traveling abroad for medical and dental care to rebound to pre-pandemic levels. More than 787,000 Americans are expected to seek treatment outside the country this year, compared to 781,000 before the pandemic, according to a study.

  • 263,000 are projected to seek medical treatment outside the country, up from 115,000 in 2020.
  • 523,000 are expected to travel for dental care, compared to 173,000 in 2020.

Most travelers are looking for more affordable care than what is available at home.

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