Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Academic conferences dedicated to international medical travel

Academic conferences on international medical travel and 'medical tourism':

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Planet Hospital's Diaspora project

It is unclear whether Planet Hospital's pilot project 'Diaspora' was fully launched in 2010. Only a few articles exist online that talk about it - and only in the future tense:
The project appears to have first chosen to focus on Mexicans living in the US, though articles suggest that El Salvadoreans were initially meant to be the first test-subjects for this global accident insurance policy that covers emergency care in the US and non-emergency care back in migrants' countries of origin (it doesn't cover pre-existing conditions -- but it also won't deny coverage based on pre-existings). Filipinos living in the US also appear to have been on the list of prospective groups to cover in the future.