Check out Jim Epstein’s newest video on medical tourism for Reason.TV.  I told Jim in an email that “The Surgery Center of Oklahoma won’t be so easy to compete with!”  

As we transition from “health care is too expensive” to “good health care is extremely hard to find” to “I’ll take what I can get,” a plane ride to escape cartel-dominated health markets in the U.S. will be more palatable and less scary for patients victimized by Obamacare’s wrath.

You should note that the centerpiece of the business plan of these foreign hospitals is price transparency.  Never believe anyone who says this is not possible.  As the world gets smaller, more of corporate healthcare will realize that they are in a competitive market, whether they like it or not.

G. Keith Smith, M.D.