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The high cost of medical care in the U.S. is a growing concern to millions of Americans, especially seniors. U.S. Customs estimates that 10 million Americans bring home medications from across the border each year either from Mexico or Canada.
During the peak winter season when seniors and retirees flock to Arizona by the thousands, many also make the short trek across the border to Mexico for cheaper pharmaceuticals and significantly less expensive medical care.