Americans Cross Border Into Mexico To Buy Insulin At A Fraction Of U.S. Cost — Kaiser Health News

When Michelle Fenner signed up to run this year’s Los Angeles Marathon, it got her thinking: Tijuana, Mexico, is only a 2½-hour drive from L.A. Why not take a trip across the border and buy some insulin for her son? “It’s so easy to just go across the border,” mused Fenner. This idea had been…

via Americans Cross Border Into Mexico To Buy Insulin At A Fraction Of U.S. Cost — Kaiser Health News

50-Year-Olds Get New Knees in Record Numbers

During the past three decades there has been a dramatic, 130-fold increase in knee replacement surgeries, particularly among individuals in their 50s, a Finnish study found.

via Medical News: 50-Year-Olds Get New Knees in Record Numbers – in Surgery, Orthopedics from MedPage Today.

Knee replacement cost – cost of knee replacement surgery.

After reading about the dramatic increase in the number of knee replacements I did a Google search for “average cost knee replacement” without the quotation marks in the search string.  At the top of page one was the second link above.

Taiwan anyone?

¿Habla usted español? Lap Band?

Affordable Lap Band Surgery in Mexico – MedToGo

I was doing some morality research on Lap Band surgery and stumbled across this website.  Due to the proximity of Mexico, surgical procedures have to be cheaper than India or Thailand.

Maybe we should start asking application questions like:

“Within the past five years have you had, or are you considering having, any form of surgery outside of the United States?”