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Patients flee to Mexico for cheaper dental care

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Some Americans have been fleeing abroad to get cheaper medical care. Now, very expensive dental care in the U.S. is leading Americans to seek much cheaper dental care in Mexico.

In all sorts of ways, people are responding to high U.S. healthcare costs that will mean in the long run big financial hits to American providers. The median pay for U.S. dentists is about $150,000; Americans’ media household income is about $50,000.

Perhaps there’s a major role for Federally Qualified Health Centers in offering more options for patients seeking affordable dental care. As it is, much dental care is considerably more expensive than regular medical care.

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