The Healthcare System in Mexico
The standards of healthcare in Mexico are generally very high. The hospitals and clinics here are equipped with modern medical equipments. However, public access to healthcare is quite complex. Mexico has 3 different national systems. In addition, each state has further sub-systems. Here's an example: people working in the private sector and state workers do not receive healthcare from the same body. Nevertheless, in Mexico every citizen gets some form of subsidized or free treatment. Thanks to this, the population in general is healthy and has a long life expectancy.
In Mexican healthcare, private treatment plays a key role. It is estimated that more than 2500 private hospitals and clinics are present here. The presence of private treatment on such a big scale is largely because of large number of medical tourists. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors from the U.S. come to Mexico for medical treatment. The U.S. citizens come here for all kinds of medical treatments. The main reason for this medical tourism is the huge difference in the cost of medical procedures in Mexico and the U.S. For instance, typically in Mexico a dental procedure costs about half the price in the U.S. Many other treatments, in fact, cost even less. Several U.S. health insurance firms actually insist their clients get their treatment done in Mexico.
One advantage of coming to Mexico for citizens of English speaking countries is that English is widely spoken here. Staff of most hospitals and clinics here can converse in English. Other European languages are also spoken here but not as commonly as English. Another advantage is that a vast number of Mexican doctors complete their training in the U.S. or U.K. As a result they are familiar with the U.S. or European culture.
Many private clinics and hospitals are established in the cities close to the American border. This has further increased the number of people that opt for plastic surgery in Mexico . Mexico City, which is the national capital, has several world class clinics and hospitals. Many private treatment centers have now come up in and around major tourist places, like Acapulco and Cancun. This in turn allows visitors to combine a great beach holiday with affordable medical treatment.
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