This week the Medical Tourism Association is exhibiting at SHRM, The Society for Human Resource Management; one of the largest employer conference in the country. The MTA is exhibiting in order to better educate both U.S. and international employers on medical tourism and the benefits of implementing a medical tourism program. Thousands of employers from around the country are in attendance of the event.
This is one of the Medical Tourism Association's initiatives that educate employers about medical tourism. During the first day of exhibiting we have talked to hundreds of employers who are interested in medical tourism. We will be inviting many of these employers to the MTA's 3rd Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, September 22-24th, 2010 in Los Angeles, California through our VIP Buyers Program. We are very happy about the employers level of knowledge and interest in medical tourism, said Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the MTA who is managing the MTA's booth at the conference.
Many are even more optimistic about medical tourism because of recent healthcare reform and a common belief amongst U.S. employers that it will significantly increase healthcare costs. Employers are much more open to the idea of medical tourism than ever before.