Is Caring For Haitians In The US The Most Effective?

Of course, I think that we should be doing lots to help the Haitians with their crisis, but the immediate thing that came to my mind the other day when the medical evaluations were paused was – Health Tourism.  If it costs 1/2 to 1/3 as much to care for people outside the US, wouldn’t our money be better spend funding care for Haitians in other countries rather than bringing them here. 

I realize it’s not quite that straightforward, BUT I think there is something here.  If we know how much in terms of tax dollars and donations are going to cover the costs incurred by our hospitals and physicians, why not find a way to funnel that towards other locations.

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