Medical tourism is a field that has gained a great deal of traction. Bringing vacation together with low-cost medical procedures, it is an odd-yet-attractive synthesis. The phenomenon is not just a hot item for Americans;
31 percent of West Australian women surveyed say they would consider it. Popular destinations include Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States, which is home to a range of cosmetic treatments from facelifts to blepharoplasty. Due to the obvious ability to obtain medical treatments anywhere and save, medical tourism has travelers upping the ante on this unique opportunity. After all, who doesn’t enjoy saving money on medical costs and seeing the world at the same time?
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The problem with government is it oversteps itself too often. It legislates where angels fear to tread.
For instance, in 1770s, the medical procedure of the time was to use leaches to bleed a patient. If a patient was strong enough, then he or she might even get better. The physician could then claim his “cure” worked.
In the current world, our legislatures would then declare that bleeding a patient was a cure for everyone and make legislation to insure that was the only way to cure that disease. They would make that “cure” part of the law, legislating that all physicians everywhere could only treat a patient by “bleeding” them.
Don’t think that could happen? It all ready has. The “cure” for cancer is to place radioactive isotopes in the body in hope of poisoning the cancer out of a person. This has been made a law so that it takes the other options off the table for a physician. Physicians are restricted by law to prescribing only certain medicines for certain diseases by the FDA.
Dentistry has similar laws. The Dentist has only certain legal options in dealing with a patient.
These laws consistently tie the hands of qualified doctors. The laws are often 50 years out of date.
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