Originally Posted by WhiteChocolateJr
No one would argue that the US doesn't have quality health care available; the debate is typically centered on access to that health care. Look at the life expectancy gap between the top echelon of society and the lower tier. Sure, the US has some of the best and highest technology in healthcare this planet has ever seen. The problem? Too many Americans just flat-out can't afford--and therefore, miss out on--that high quality medicine.
So...it's a safe assumption that the medical tourists referenced above didn't enter the US by walking across the border at night; it's much more likely that they were on a first-class flight.
I most certainly will argue that we don't have the highest quality of health care available. Study after study has shown that we lag behind other developed countries as far as quality of health care. Remember, there is no money in the cure only the treatment.
Whether you pay the most or the least, you are not getting bang for your buck in the US.