Medical tourism: Why Americans are traveling abroad for health care

Sara Thopson - May 28, 2007
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HOWARD ASCHWALD'S wife and mother had the same reaction earlier this year when he told them he was thinking of traveling to India to have laser eye surgery performed. "Their response was, 'You're going to India and having somebody work on your eyes. Oh my God!'" said Aschwald, a Belvedere investment manager. "I was concerned the way his mother was concerned," said his wife, Michelle Aschwald. "He had to call his mother after the surgery was over." ...

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