I can't take this anymore. I am sick of the paperwork nightmare, of being chronically sick because I'm not able to fully get the care I really need even though I am insured, sick of fighting, fighting, fighting (and not always winning) so that my family is not bankrupted by the care I do get. I'm pretty sure our broken health care system won't be fixed in time for me and my family.
I'd like to know if I have options for major medical care in other countries. Someplace I can go with my family, get reasonably good care and follow up, pay a rational amount of money, and avoid years' worth of bureaucratic nightmares afterward.
It sure seems like the care even in places like Australia is cheaper (in full) than even my copays are here, and I won't have to drown in this paperwork. (Please read this New York Times article if you aren't familiar Web Link -- it's hard to believe how bad it is if you have never been through it.)
Do you know foreign countries/hospitals where Americans can go and pay a rational amount of money for high quality health care, especially in countries closest to home or where travel is easiest and safest? (Please provide details of how the financial end is managed for foreigners if you can.)