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in the U.S. These savings also allowed him to purchase appropriate specialized surgical complications and travel insurance through U.S. Risk."

Lorna Greenwood, a spokesperson for U.S. Risk Underwriters, added: "Insurance is clearly not a substitute for quality care -- but it can be an important complement to it. 'Medical tourism' insurance coverage is in its infancy and U.S. Risk offers the premier program for the industry. We were able to provide for this patient coverage for a blended range of items, encompassing medical complications and travel insurance from hospital readmission to emergency repatriation to lost luggage." This is believed to be the first time that any U.S. insurance underwriter has issued this specialized surgical complications and travel insurance policy.

"Currently," says MSI's Krongrad, "so-called 'health tourists' are not normally covered by major medical policies. Single-episode health travel policies could offer safety nets and peace of mind to otherwise uninsured patients traveling for surgery. We believe that the policy developed for this patient by U.S. Risk is a near-to-perfect complement for the innovative form of 'surgical travel service' that we are developing through Mobile Surgery International."

About Mobile Surgery International: Mobile Surgery International offers patients and payers from anywhere in the world surgical choice and quality with cost containment through its Centers of Excellence with Global Convenience(TM). To do this, MSI is cutting overhead, recruiting outstanding surgical talent, and identifying host surgical facilities. It provides differentiating surgical programs and develops custom solutions to administrative needs with minimal regard to geography. Whether the patient comes to the surgeon, the surgeon goes to the patient, or patient and surgeon meet at a mutually convenient location, MSI coordinates all necessary
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