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‘Medical tourism’ gains steam as health care costs rise in US
Phoenix Business Journal

Heila Gibb doesn’t have insurance and can’t afford an operation she desperately needs to enjoy the rest of her life. So she is traveling some 300 miles to Hermosillo, Mexico, on April 30 for arthroscopic surgery to repair torn meniscal tissue in her knee, saving thousands of dollars in medical bills. The same surgery in Arizona easily can eclipse $45,000. Gibb will pay $5,000 for the entire procedure, plus the flight and a two-night stay in the Mexican city.