The cost of medical care in Latin American countries is lower than the US, because:
1. Salaries and wages of professionals are far lower than their US counterpart, including physician and nurses. This is due to the lower cost of living.
2. International hospitals and physicians are not burdened by the high costs associated with US malpractice insurance.
3. Paperwork and administrative costs are kept to a minimum. (Unlike in the US, the physician receives payment prior to service, and there are smaller administrative costs related to placing insurance claims and receiving pre-authorizations.)