June 14, 2009
Health Care Notes from an Alternate Universe
Factoid found in a New York Times story about free breast implants as a recruiting bonus for Czech nurses:
Dana Juraskova, the Czech minister of health and a former nurse … said there were other ways to motivate nurses: for example, the recent introduction of a fee of one euro, or about $1.40, for visiting a doctor — which spawned a national outcry in a country accustomed to free health care — had resulted in cost savings that were now being passed on to nurses, she said.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at June 14, 2009 04:56 PM
South Carolina is doing medical tourism with their insurance companies. i.e. They pay your way to a foreign country such as India or Brazil or some other place to get your knee replacement or your heart surgery, etc. Let's get all the states signed up but let my state use the Czechs. Can I sign up to go to the Czech Republic to have my back surgery done (which they now tell me I'm eventually going to have anyway) there. Preferably when all the nurses have their surgeries completed.