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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

"Healthcare is Migrating South of the Border"

A friend sent me this article from the LA Times. It discusses how many employers - including farm owners and local governments - in Imperial and San Diego Counties are lowering their healthcare costs by offering employees cross-border healthplans.

From the article:
Employees enjoy lower premiums and co-payments, typically $5, and the comfort and convenience of describing their aches and pains in Spanish to doctors who, they say, tend to take more time with them.
Employee enrollment in farming association-sponsored plans in Mexico is far greater, though, reaching about 124,000, according to the plans. Though these are not HMOs, they rely on networks of Mexican doctors and hospitals.


  • At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Blue Cross of California said…

    Great blog I hope we can work to build a better health care system as we are in a major crisis and health insurance is a major aspect to many.


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