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Possibility Of Mexican Health Care For Americans Discussed

San Diego Union Tribune: Participants at a conference held in San Diego Wednesday discussed the possibility of sending US patients across the border to Mexico for health care. The option is said to be possible, but probably still far away, participants "said that a range of legislative and regulatory changes are needed."

The option is attractive to some because of high costs in the US, "Mexican facilities can help fill a growing demand for services including dentistry, surgery, long-term care and assisted living, advocates said. … Mauricio Monroy, a partner in a Tijuana accounting firm who has long been active in cross-border issues, said the conference was a good first step. He said Mexico's federal government must now play a central role, through guidelines and regulatory reform" (Dibble, 4/21). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.