Some employers are sending employees and their dependents outside the country for surgery; e.g.:

One way to cut health care costs? Outsource surgeries – Aug. 11, 2010

“NEW YORK (CNNMoney.­com) — Tina Follett and her husband Patrick are in Panama on a two-week all-expens­es paid trip. But Tina isn’t on vacation. She’s there to get surgery…­”

Dental work is much cheaper in Mexico:

For cut-rate dental care, head to Mexico – Jul. 7, 2010