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... travel surgery. It's the only way to prevent price gouging at home.

How Employers Are Fixing Health Care
https://hbr.org/cover-story/2019/03/how-employers-are-fixing...

56-year-old man who works at Walmart — we’ll call him Bill — had been suffering from mild neck pain for years. Recently the pain had worsened, and his wife noticed a subtle tremor in his hands. An MRI showed some narrowing of the spinal column along with disc degeneration. A local surgeon explained that Bill’s best option was spine surgery.

Bill had two choices. He could have the surgery at his community hospital and absorb deductibles and co-pays. Or he could enter Walmart’s travel surgery program and fly with his wife to a top spine center in another state, all costs covered. Bill opted for the travel plan.

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