Many years ago, while visiting San Diego in California, I decided to cross the border into Mexico to visit Tijuana. It was a mixed experience as I am probably not that much into tourist towns, and I am certain that I would enjoy other places in Mexico much more.
One of my experiences was traveling with an American who was in Tijuana to fill his prescription, as it was much cheaper to do so in Mexico than in USA. Since then, medical prices have skyrocketed in USA, leading to situations like this:
In one long, exhausting day, Lovell flies from Salt Lake City to San Diego. There, an escort picks her up and takes her across the border to a Tijuana hospital, where she gets a refill on her prescription. After that, she’s shuttled back to the airport and heads home.
The cost difference is so large that the state’s insurance program for public employees can pay for each patient’s flight, give them a $500-per-trip bonus and still save tens of thousands of dollars.
— “Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices“