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The Growing Popularity of Having Surgery Overseas
New York Times

As health care costs in the United States rise, an increasing number of Americans are going overseas for elective procedures, or are at least considering that possibility. In response to an article in The New York Times on Sunday about an American who went to Belgium to have his hip replaced because his insurer in the United States would not cover the procedure, hundreds of readers said they would be willing to follow that path. Michael Shopenn’s surgery in 2007 would have cost close to $100,000 in the United States.

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