So what happens when they are in need of a surgery or medical procedure? In most cases the insurance companies will not upgrade their plan nor will they cover them for a pre-existing condition (ie the reason for re-obtaining health insurance).
Some Americans have started looking abroad for medical care, which is referred to as Medical Tourism. One of the most popular destinations is Costa Rica. Although it's easy to see that Costa Rica has a beautiful landscape and friendly people, it's hard for some people to see and understand that Costa Rica is, in fact, ranked higher than the US in quality of care; according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
For more information about Costa Rica, it's health care, or how to make the wise choice when choosing Medical Tourism, please contact author.