Globalization

  1. A decade ago the idea that medical procedures might move offshore was unthinkable. Today it is a reality. What trends have facilitated this process? Is the globalization of health care good or bad for the American economy?
  2. Is the globalization of health care good or bad for patients? Who might benefit from the globalization of health care? Who might lose?
  3. How might a universal health insurance program change the current trends in the health care industry? In your opinion, are programs like that offered by Aetna to have surgery conducted in another country truly viable?