Monday, April 23, 2012

Perry: Mayo Clinic Offers Insurance For Canadian Patients

Mark Perry notes, "U.S.-Based Mayo Clinic Offers Three Medical Insurance Programs for Canadian Patients".

From his blog post:
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, has introduced two new insurance programs. That wouldn't be very newsworthy except that the insurance programs aren't being offered to Americans, they're being offered to Canadians, who already have access to "free" medical care in their home country...
According to the Mayo Clinic, 25% of the international patients they serve every year are from Canada. And why is an American hospital/clinic serving so many Canadians?
According to this news report about Mayo's insurance programs for Canadians, "the publicly funded health system in Canada decreases the choices available to patients, and can also result in delayed diagnosis and treatment. That's why, within the national system, it's good to offer choices for those who need diagnosis confirmation or even treatment for serious illness."
Curious how the Mayo Clinic recognizes the problems in Canadian health care that apologists like Michael Moore fail to mention...