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World’s First Medical Tourism Documentary to be shown in Los Angeles at Medical Tourism Conference

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The Medical Tourism Association has spent a year producing a documentary on Medical Tourism called, “Angels Overseas ~ Costa Rica Edition.” The documentary provides insight into the high quality of healthcare that Americans and traveling patients worldwide can receive when they travel to a foreign country.

This documentary is the story, about Bob, one of the 50 million Americans without comprehensive health insurance who traveled to Costa Rica for a double knee replacement, saving $80,000. Deloitte estimates that in 2010, 1.6 million Americans will leave the US for medical care overseas.

“I believe the growth of the industry pivots on increasing the demand for international healthcare services through a campaign of education and communication between patients and providers and between insurance companies and their employer clients. This has been a personal project for me that I have been very passionate about in an effort to facilitate consumer awareness about the opportunities in medical tourism,” says Renee-Marie Stephano, Esquire, President of the Medical Tourism Association.

“Angels Overseas” provides the vision of connecting the supply and demand for high quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible,” she added.

A Premier of the Documentary will be shown at the Medical Tourism Association’s upcoming annual conference, the World Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, October 26-28th, 2009. See and Hear Bob’s story and understand why millions of Americans will be getting on planes and traveling for healthcare in the future.
The documentary will be shown in the Westwood Room: 8:00am ~ 9:00am; 10:30am ~ 11:30am;
1:30pm ~ 2:30pm; 4:00pm ~ 5:00pm
The Medical Tourism Association will continue the “Angels Overseas” series through future documentaries showing foreign patients from the UK, Canada, US, Middle East, and Asia traveling to other countries for healthcare and life saving surgeries.

The Medical Tourism Association (Medical Travel Association), also known as the Global Healthcare Association, http://medicaltourismassociation.com/ is the first international non-profit association made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in a global environment. Our Association promotes the interests of its healthcare provider and medical tourism facilitators members. The Medical Tourism Association has three tenets: Transparency, Communication and Education.

For more information or to participate in an “Angels Overseas” film, please contact Jessica Johnson at jjohnson@medicaltourismassociation.com and 001.561-791.2000.

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