I am mentioning this purely out of interest as I read how much it costs for some people to have their treatments for MS.
I do know that there are those who wont consider places like India due to the possibility of mis-diagnosis, wrong-treatment of meds, inability to travel and other reasons. However once you have been diagnosed (in the US), the goal surely is to manage, reduce and hopefully (one day) eliminate your symptoms completely....but surely also not at the cost of your life-savings (eliminating symptoms altogether would be worth it!).
However for those who are travel-able I am always perplexed by the cost issue. I have no idea how health insurance in the US works (I am not from the US btw) but I read that even with insurance, some people still pay a lot of money for their meds, treatments and consultations.
Just to illustrate: it's about $250 for a Brain + Spine MRI (with contrast), and about $200 for a 5-day course of IVSM. The MRI is available at a day's notice, the appointment with the neuro in 3 days if I book it today.
In 2010, there were news reports of a surge of people from Europe and the US going to India for cosmetic surgery. I am of the opinion that this will extend to other treatments, even as far as neurological and infectious diseases.
The equipments they use in India are the same as in the US, the neurologists are (a lot of them at least) educated at some of the leading medical colleges around the world (US, Norway, New Zealand...).
This is not posed as a question as such, but its just me thinking out aloud. Comments are welcome though. The last person I actually spoke to and suggested India as an alternative for cheaper treatment (if they could go there) said that the Indians were dirty and backward would probably get their facts and diagnosis wrong. That was quite uncalled for I thought.