Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Medical Tourism

Hi Friends;

I'm reading an article about medical outsourcing or medical tourism as it is also known. (http://www.medicaltourism.com) and wonder if you know about it. The article I'm reading was in the Jan/Feb 2008 Saturday Evening Post.

If you need some major health procedure done that you can't afford (hip replacement, heart by-pass), you may be able to get your insurance to cover the procedure in Costa Rica, Thailand, India or the Philippines! Or, at lease save 75-90% if you pay for it yourself. Some insurance companies actually pay for a companion to go along with you, pay for both tickets and give you 20% of the difference in prices between the U.S. price and the foreign price! In Bangkok they pick you up at the airport. The quality is at least as good as U.S. because these boutique hospitals can't risk loosing the U.S. business.

If you are uninsured, this may be the only option, outside bankruptcy, to get your medical procedure.

The point of my telling you this is, of course, if you need a (free) companion to go along with you, my time can be flexible!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

FS: New Arrivals


1. Moore, J. A.: Old Traverse City (Michigan) Gull Gallery, (1973, 1975), Traverse City, MI., 1975. softcover, 2nd.edition, 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", 121 pages, From original photograph ofpanoramic views, Front Street, Union Street, Boardman River, Logging,Ships, People, etc. If you've been there, you'll love to see what it used to be. If you've never been there, buy this to see what you've missed! fine-; $6.50 postage included.

2. NEWYORKSEPTEMBERELEVENTWOTHOUSANDONE . [Attack on the World Trade Centre, New York] (ISBN: 097057682X)
2001. Soft Cover. Fine. First Edition/Second Printing. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. . Stunning and moving photography. One description on line " Abt. 150 pages of imperialist propaganda, with lots of photographs." Still shrink wrapped (I have a second copy I opened to get details). $20.00 ppd. media/U.S. more for internationally shipping.

3. Directory of Homeopathic Physicians, American Institute of Homeopathy, Chicago, 1925. v.g. brown cloth h.c., 310 pages plus ads. $75.00. ppd. U.S. media

4. Horne, Jed: Breach of Faith; Hurridane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City;, Random House, N.Y., 2006, 1st Ed, 1st printing, 412 pages, indexed. NF/NF $14.50 ppd.U.S media.

5. Hribal, C.J. The Cluds in Memphis (stories and novella), University of Mass Press, 2000, award winner for short fiction. NF/NF $10.00 PPD media U.S.

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