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Healthcare Reform's Affect on Medical Tourism Website Portal Launches on Medical Tourism Association Website

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The Medical Tourism Association has launched an informational website and center containing updates on Healthcare Reform's affect on Medical Tourism. The healthcare reform updates will provide the latest information and provisions of the healthcare reform legislation as it pertains to the Medical Tourism Industry.

Additionally, it will include white papers” on healthcare reform's affect on medical tourism and webinars. The site, which will contain videos, podcast, webinars and white papers, will be a place to stay educated and learn what opportunities healthcare reform provides to the medical tourism industry.

Healthcare Reform will have a very positive impact on outbound Medical Tourism from the United States. Health insurance costs, which are already unattainable and too expensive for many Americans, will significantly rise with the passage of healthcare reform. This increase in cost will make medical tourism very attractive to many US citizens.

The adoption of Healthcare Reform in the US has created a huge opportunity for the medical tourism industry. Healthcare Reform will significantly increase the cost of health insurance in the US, encouraging more US insurance companies and employers to implement medical tourism to make health insurance more affordable. We are already seeing a huge increase in activity from self funded employers, and insurance agents, said Jessica Johnson, Director of Operations of the Medical Tourism Association.

Healthcare Reform will have no affect on inbound medical tourism to the United States and patients from other countries will continue to seek treatment in the US without any change or effect.

Healthcare Reform will be a major focus of the upcoming World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, September 22nd-24th 2010 in Los Angeles, California. This is the MTA's annual conference and features up to 2,000 attendees from over 60 countries.

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