Controversial couple dominates U.S. medical tourism

Controversial couple dominates U.S. medical tourism


Reuters news service interviewed Notre Dame Professor of Law Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer about the legitimacy of a medical tourism nonprofit organization set up by a couple who also owns and runs a related for-profit company. Mayer’s areas of research interest and expertise include advocacy by nonprofit organizations and the role of nonprofits both domestically and internationally.

“It sounds like the non-profit is acting like the marketing arm of the for-profit companies,” says Lloyd Mayer, an expert in nonprofit tax law at Notre Dame [Law School]. “If that’s true, then it exists primarily to generate a profit for the companies and not primarily to promote the industry.”

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