Lynn Pace became ill in India and discovered care was much more accessible to her there.
Lynn Pace has been a social worker for many years, and three years ago, she decided to take some time off and travel.
Of course, when she left her job, she lost her insurance, but she has always been healthy.
Last year, while traveling in India, Lynn fainted.
“I believe I might have died,” she said. “I saw bright, sparkling lights. It was more than passing out.”
But she came to, and later passed out again.
“This time was more like fainting,” she said.
Far from home and worried about what might be wrong, Lynn went to the city of Puna to see a cardiologist.
He was fabulous,” she said. “He was just fabulous.”
The doctor ran a battery of tests, including a stress test.
“He was in the room monitoring the tests,” she said. “And I got the results before I left that day.”
Her cost for all of it was $75.
If that had happened in the United States, she would have had to go without the care or go deep into debt.
“I would have had to wait a week or 10 days for my results,” she said. “My experience there was so good that if I get sick again, I’m getting on a plane and heading to India.”