Medical tourism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22697/all en What Obama's Affordable Care Act means for the world's hospitals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/costa-rica/120923/obamacare-health-care-reform-medical-tourism <p style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px; ">SAN JOSE, Costa Rica &mdash; Sitting in blue scrubs in a hospital room, plastic surgeon Christian Rivera ponders a potential sea change for this Central American country&rsquo;s private hospitals triggered by health care reform in the United States.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px; ">That&rsquo;s because his profession thrives on uninsured US citizens looking for cheaper care abroad. So what happens to medical tourism when Barack Obama&rsquo;s Affordable Care Act grants almost all US citizens health insurance by 2014? Rivera hopes he has a positive answer.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/costa-rica/120923/obamacare-health-care-reform-medical-tourism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical tourism Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets Costa Rica Health United States Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:26:00 +0000 Matt Levin 5720220 at http://www.globalpost.com