Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S.

Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S.

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A man washes clothes while a child bathes at a communal water pump in the village of Paltupur, Uttar Pradesh. Cutting medical costs is especially vital in India, where more than two-thirds of the population lives on less than $2 a day and 86 percent of health care is paid out of pocket by individuals.