Insurers Eye Savings from Treatment Overseas

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A Thai cardiologist in Bangkok

A Thai cardiologist in Bangkok checks a Norwegian patient. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Uninsured Americans are flying to Thailand for cheap surgery. But reporter Avery Comarow says U.S.-based insurance companies are studying the safety of sending patients to foreign countries for cheap major surgery.

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