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Old 02-10-2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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Bloomberg.com: Opinion

Needs no amplification. A bureaucrat will decide whether it's cost effective to give your grandparents critical medical care. Or to just murder them.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:48 AM   #2
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Bloomberg.com: Opinion

Needs no amplification. A bureaucrat will decide whether it's cost effective to give your grandparents critical medical care. Or to just murder them.
Funny! I just posted this on another thread.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:58 AM   #3
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YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sucks to be a baby boomer at the moment. Well, you not me since I'm not.

Tell me why we didn't let Hitler and the Japs win the war?
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:33 AM   #4
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Another good reason to live close to Mexico.

When our healthcare becomes "free," I suspect a lot of people will go down to Mexico to pay for it.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:28 AM   #5
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Funny! I just posted this on another thread.
This article was listed as "The Losers" already, and had lots of neat screengrabs.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:36 AM   #6
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This article was listed as "The Losers" already, and had lots of neat screengrabs.
I'm not following.
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I'm not following.
Now I'm following. Never mind.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:40 PM   #8
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I worked in medical records for 7 years. Computerizing is the way to go, cuts down on tons of paper and storage for said paper. Along with overhead of reading through charts to purge them from the system. Ive read close to a million charts in those 7 years. Also computerizing keeps the errors low as you can actually read what the Dr. typed vs the chicken scratch they are notorious for. Just the security is the main issue.

As for denying coverage it just sounds like the feds catching up to the HMO's who will kill you now to save money that you are paying them already. Biz as usual... Luckily SF has china town. My herbalist kicks azz, I only go to western doc if my arm was torn off and I needed it sewed on. Otherwise they are just legal drug pushers. Drugs that need to be synthesized to be patented for profit and have worse side effects than the disease they are meant to cure. Man those drug reps were slimy, loved the gourmet free food in the conf rooms after their visits though.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:43 PM   #9
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Our health system is f'd, and anybody who doesn't think so hasn't tried to use it. I broke my arm a couple of years ago, a clean, simple break. Got a cast at the emergency room, 1 Dr. visit to xray and replace the cast, 1 Dr. visit to remove the cast. Total cost? $28,950. I got bills from no less than 8 different companies, 5 companies who billed me for stuff from the 4 hour hospital visit, and 2 from the Dr.'s office.

I won't pretend to know what the right answer is, but it doesn't take a genius to see that the system is screwed up and needs to be fixed.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:58 PM   #10
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Our health system is f'd, and anybody who doesn't think so hasn't tried to use it. I broke my arm a couple of years ago, a clean, simple break. Got a cast at the emergency room, 1 Dr. visit to xray and replace the cast, 1 Dr. visit to remove the cast. Total cost? $28,950. I got bills from no less than 8 different companies, 5 companies who billed me for stuff from the 4 hour hospital visit, and 2 from the Dr.'s office.

I won't pretend to know what the right answer is, but it doesn't take a genius to see that the system is screwed up and needs to be fixed.
Speaking of being screwed, Florida's Home Owners Insurance seems to be a pretty nice scam, also.
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