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Reducing Costs, Not Care: Medical Travel to New Zealand Can Help Alleviate Rising U.S. Healthcare Expenses for Insurers and Self-funded Employers
Date:4/8/2009

Medtral New Zealand offers complete medical travel packages for North American patients seeking a viable, safe alternative to expensive healthcare treatment.

Long Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) April 8, 2009 -- With U.S. health costs expected to rise 5.5 percent reaching a staggering 2.5 trillion this year, health insurers, self-insured employers, groups and individuals are more than ever seeking to reduce expenses without sacrificing viable care or access to services.

Part of the solution to controlling escalating health costs in the U.S. could lie with the growing trend of medical travel. By the end of last year, more than 750,000 Americans had traveled for medical treatment, and the global recession is expected to generate even more interest in the practice this year.

Medtral New Zealand provides a complete medical travel package for North American patients - including airfare, hospital stay, treatment, staff, accommodations aftercare and a contingency insurance policy to cover the small risk of an adverse event - all at a fraction of what it would cost in the U.S. for the equivalent procedure.

Medtral New Zealand offers top-notch medical care and world-class non-acute surgical treatment in an English speaking, first world country. The hospitals employed by Medtral are all internationally accredited and adhere to stringent quality standards equivalent to those in the U.S.

"We are able to offer equivalent services at substantially lower costs than the U.S. because our overheads are much lower and the cost structures in our medical system are very different to those in the U.S.," said Edward Watson, MD, Medtral's e
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