Cost of Medical Treatment

My old distant uncle, who migrated to the states of Ohio two decades ago, came to India for heart surgery. On questioning, he informed that the infrastructure of the hospital with the best in the United States. But the number of patients in cardiac surgery, dental surgery, breast surgery, cosmetic surgery is increasing at the rate of addition, many patients are waiting. There is no waiting list of patients for treatment and surgery in India in the international hospitals like faculties available in India with cost of medical by about 20%.

The U.S. spends more on treatments and medicines that India spends 1.16 billion people and comparative cost of health care continues to rise. Review of records indicates a medical treatment that the United States spends more than two billion dollars is a major percent of gross domestic product.

In India, medical insurance has not yet developed. Government has its hospital for treatment at a nominal cost of all its inhabitants. Various medical treatments and essential medicines are widely available and at a nominal price compared to the United States. Medical procedure used in the United States is not applicable in India. Many people do not consult doctors and buy drugs known to medicine stores. Many people in rural India continue to believe in the medical treatment system with herbal medicines, yoga, meditation and many others that are less expensive. There is no problem for medical care for many seniors because they are supported by the joint family system. Medical practice is not great profession in India. People who seek money in the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry continue to migrate to developed countries, including the United States.

Activity of medical and pharmaceutical industry directly affects households States and revenue from taxpayers. Most people of U.S get their health insurance from their employer. Not everyone, however. Major trading houses provide medical treatment. But most Americans have health insurance to their level or remain without medical insurance.

The main reason for the high cost of medical and pharmaceutical industry in the United States is the most medical services, infrastructure, technology and medicine is more expensive than in India. The cumbersome procedures for medical treatment such as scanners, MRI for common ailments give more gain for the pharmaceutical industry at the expense of his people.

Some say that U.S industry spends more on medical treatment and medicines for its employees and the marketing of its products that expenditure on the production of its product. The level of media activity in the medical industry continues to influence the minds of common people and hide the reality of profit margins inflated by the press, media and advertising on television..

Here is the basic reason – that the people of the United States to visit India for medical treatment, particularly cosmic and plastic surgery for the same quality available in India at a much cheaper price.

1. The same medical treatment, medicines and services that are available in India for the same surgeries and medical treatments for various diseases is higher in the United States.

2. The infrastructure costs of medical insurance systems of the United States, which adds to the cost of medical treatment, medicines and services.

3. Superior equipment of high technology and procedures for common diseases that adds to the cost of medical treatment, medication and surgery available in India;

4 In India, medical treatment, medicines and medical industry is considered essential and social services that are expected to follow the various controls and the moral advantage. In the United States., The medical and pharmaceutical industry is seen as a company and its profit margins are unchecked.

5. In India, many medicines are commonly used which are ten times cheaper than the same drugs sold in the names of houses patent large pharmaceutical and medical equipment who believe in religion of wealth and nothing else.

People of the United States are victims of inflated margins of its own goods and inflated medical insurance industry and not any competition in India. Pharmaceutical industry in India faces audit costs and costs of expert control room, why it can not be applied to the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S.

United States are now parties to the treaties of human rights which deals with rights related to health. This includes the right to health and other rights concerning the conditions necessary for health. American people should raise voice against abnormally high margins of its pharmaceutical industry and medical facilities in hospitals.