Access America - Protect Your Trip

 

Bumrungrad Hospital costs are spiraling

At least it seems that way. Today I was reading on a non-healthcare related forum a lot of comments from U.S. residents about how badly they have been screwed over by Obamacare. Not because they have to sign up for it, but because as a result of the new law the insurance plans they had were canceled or drastically modified with associated huge increases in cost. Since I am not subject to the disaster I have not followed the details but it seems that the abomination that is Obamacare requires all insurance plans to cover things like pregnancy related services even if you are a man and obviously cannot use those services. There are other things that you don’t want, like coverage for drug rehabilitation. Premiums are forced to be the same for men and women. What an abomination.

But that’s not the point of this post. When one commenter talked about the shellacking he is going to take for the rotator cuff surgery he needs I decided to take a look at how the costs in Thailand would compare. Over at Healthcare Bluebook they say the fair price for that procedure would be US$6,794. Then I checked out Bumrungrad Hospital’s “Real Cost” page for that. Whoa, US$10,512. What is happening here? Are Bumrungrad’s prices skyrocketing that much? Obviously nobody is going to make trip from the U.S. to Thailand to pay more for surgery. Prices have always been among the highest at Bumrungrad – somebody has to pay for the fancy decor. But are they pricing themselves out of the market.

Unfortunately, I cannot easily get a price comparison from Siriraj, Thailand’s premier orthopedic hospital. Certainly it is much lower cost. Past comparisons were one-half to one-third the price of Bumrungrad. But in this case it better be one-tenth the price or I am missing something. Maybe it is a significantly different procedure????

One Response to “Bumrungrad Hospital costs are spiraling”

  1. Comparison of normal delivery costs | The Medical Travel Site Says:

    [...] It is possible with a little Googling to find samples of somewhat recent costs at other hospitals. For example, in August 2012 one forum poster used St.Louis, known to be rather pricey by Thai standards, for 3 nights with a C-section and with everything included in came to 47,000 Thai baht. Seems rather cheap compared to the 93,000 baht that Bumrungrad quotes for a C-section. Maybe St. Louis doesn’t deserve the high price reputation, or maybe Bumrungrad pricing really is spiraling. [...]

winzip activation code

winzip activation code

free winzip

free winzip

winrar free download

winrar free download

free winrar download

free winrar download

winzip free download full version

winzip free download full version

winzip free download

winzip free download

windows 7 product key

windows 7 product key

windows 7 key generator

windows 7 key generator

windows 7 activation crack

windows7 activation crack

winrar download free

winrar download free

windows 7 crack

windows 7 crack

free winrar

free winrar
\n