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Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S.

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  • A coronary bypass costs over $100,000 in the US but only $1,583 in India – and efforts are underway to lower costs there to just $800
  • The US spends more on health care than the next 10 biggest spenders combined, while ranking last in terms of quality of care among industrialized countries
  • About 600,000 Americans travel abroad to receive lower-cost medical care every year, and this number is growing by about 20 percent annually
  • Americans are being overcharged for often sub-par medical care, as well as given unnecessary tests and procedures alarmingly often
  • Take control of your health to stay well and avoid falling victim to the broken health-care system

By Dr. Mercola

The average cost of a coronary bypass at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio is $106,385. In India, you can get the same procedure for 95,000 rupees, or $1,583, which is half the price it cost 20 years ago. And, efforts are underway to bring the cost down even more, to about $800, within a decade.

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