Medical Tourism

first_imgIn a bid to reduce costs, the Health insurer WellPoint Inc. is setting up a pilot program to send patients to India for surgeries. An estimated 1.5 million Americans are expected to travel abroad for medical treatment this year, attracting the attention of insurance companies like Aetna, Cigna and UnitedHealth in medical tourism for non emergency care, such as knee and hip replacements, shoulder surgery and even heart bypasses. Such surgeries in India cost almost a tenth of what they do in the U.S. Typically hip replacement costs $70,000 to $80,000 in the U.S. compared to $8,000 to $10,000 in India.WellPoint’s pilot program is targeted at Serigraph, Inc., a 700 employee printing company based in Wisconsin. The program will allow employees to seek treatment in Bangalore or New Delhi for joint replacements and some back surgeries.  Related Itemslast_img read more

Welcome to Skyscanners low cost space programme

first_imgWelcome to Skyscanner’s low cost space programme. We wish!Unfortunately it looks like it may be a bit longer before there is a low cost commercial carrier for space travel but here at Skyscanner we are huge fans of the work that Copenhagen Suborbitals is doing – yes, it is a real company, and yes they will be sending a manned capsule into space. They just aren’t selling tickets. Yet…The low cost bit is real too. Copenhagen Suborbitals is a non-profit space endeavour led by Kristian von Bengston and Peter Madsen and is funded entirely by sponsorship and run by volunteers. For more information on this fascinating low cost space programme – and perhaps to donate some money to help them achieve lift off – click hereAnd if you want to stay up to date with all the latest news in Skyscanner, sign up for Airmail and be the first to know when you can book your low cost space flight.As they say, watch this space!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedCountdown starts for budget space tourism lift off on Skyscanner siteFlight comparison company Skyscanner today launches cheap flights into space.Blast off with Skyscanner’s top 6 space destinationsBlast off with Skyscanner’s top 6 space destinationsSpace cowboys: 5 ways to be an astronautReach the final frontier, with five space-faring companies offering blast-off for ordinary earthlingslast_img read more