elderly.jpgLast July, in a blog entry about the growing trend of “medical tourism”–in which more Americans are forced to seek cheaper health care outside the country–I asked: “Is this really what we’ve come to in the United States?” Now I’m hearing buzz that more folks are considering foreign long-term care facilities to cut costs. Again, I say, must our own citizens leave the greatest country on Earth to be properly cared for?

In purely economic terms, such a move makes perverse sense. We are struggling here in the United States to find enough qualified, caring individuals to take care of a burgeoning elderly population as the Baby Boom goes bust.

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