Cruise Hospitals Not So Far-Fetched After All
Eleven days ago, I asked the question, Will Medical Tourism Industry Realize Benefits From Passage of Government-Run Health Care Bill? In that post, I wrote the following:
Considering the possibilities, I conceived that the most likely ObamaCare-induced scenario would involve cruise ships that would otherwise have found themselves in dry dock as a result of Obama’s massive wealth-redistribution schemes pulling the plug on the domestic cruise industry.
Reconfigured as floating hospitals, the ships would cruise in international waters barely 12 miles off the coast of the United States. They would be staffed by skilled doctors, nurses and other professionals who see tremendous benefit in being able to make a decent living as health care professionals unencumbered by bureaucracy-choked government panels. Their patient rosters would be comprised of people hoping to realize both the financial benefits that stem from saving money and the psychological benefits that would result from avoiding an experience with a government-run health care system.
Today, I was informed by loyal reader, Rod, that one such effort already exists in the mind of Daniel Putkowsky. To learn more, watch the video below with an open mind.