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Tourism is sometimes more than just for pleasure. In fact, thousands of U.S. citizens are crossing the border to Mexico or as the video shows, they are going to even more exotic places in search of more affordable medical care.


1. What types of procedures are people going to Mexicali to receive?
2. According to the video, what percent can you save by having a heart bypass in India rather than in the U.S?
3. Perform a cost/benefit analysis on a procedure that either you or one of your family members has had or is considering. Discuss whether this would be a realistic option for that person.


Medina, J. (2012). Mexicali Tour, From Tummy Tuck to Root Canal, The New York Times, June 27 (Retrievable online at

CNN video. (2012). Medical Tourism on the Grow in Asia, June 30 (Retrievable online at