Last week President Obama announced to the world that America is reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. But there is more to this White House policy on Cuba than diplomacy. You can view the entire Cuban policy Fact Sheet on the whitehouse.gov website. What's not explicitly included on this list is the impact of this new U.S.-Cuba relationship on the American healthcare system.
New Policy, New Opportunities
Many U.S. healthcare industry leaders are already familiar with the state of Cuban healthcare. They know that it is a standout in a country that is underdeveloped in most major industrial areas. They also know that opening up Cuba’s healthcare industry to America will change the way they do business.
American employers, on the other hand, may not be as familiar with the opportunities an open Cuban healthcare system may offer. However, now is the time for these employers and their HR departments to explore their options. There is a lot of potential for employers to greatly reduce their healthcare expenses by using Cuban healthcare resources. And there are at least three ways employers can achieve these savings.
- Create Their Own Medical Tourism Program With Cuba
- Contract Directly With Cuban Doctors and Dentists
- Purchase Prescription Drugs Directly From Cuba