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Many Americans have traveled abroad to get dental work in El Salvador rather than getting it in the United States. This is following the already popular trend of medical tourism in El Salvador. One big reason for this is because in El Salvador, dental work is much cheaper.
According to an article by Alex Berenson published in The New York Times on October 11, 2007, more than 100 million Americans lack dental insurance and thus, are left to bear all of the expenses of dental care. With the availability of affordable dental work in El Salvador, it’s no wonder that more and more Americans are traveling to get themselves treated in the Latin American country.
Even with preexisting exorbitant costs, the price of healthcare in the US and other Western countries continues to sky rocket without looking back. Such unbelievable cost of healthcare is the number one driving factor leading people to seek out medical services abroad. In 2008, an article published in the Timemagazine reported that at least 150,000 Americans travel abroad for medical services annually. And many of them are fueling medical tourism in El Salvador. Whether it is cancer treatment or something less serious like Dental Implants, in El Salvador one can expect to save thousands on treatment costs.
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services NHE Fact sheet, the United States spent roughly 17.6% of its GDP or $2.5 trillion on healthcare. The share of national health expenditure in the US is expected to climb to 19.3% by 2019.