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Old October 10th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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Personally, I think that both candidates have shitty ideas for health care in the U.S. You can tax more here, and less there, and have these people pay more, and these people pay less....the bottom line is that it's expensive. When you go to the doctor and your literally in the room for 5 min. and they charge $600, there IS no way to provide affordable health care. How come nobody realizes that doctors/hospitals overcharging are the root of the problem? Maybe I'm way off base, but I would like to hear your opinions.
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Baninate all the lawyers for bullshit medical malpractice suits. That will drop the price on health care.
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neither plan is great. lawsuits are not the only thing that raise the cost of health care. New technology plays a big role, as does those without insurance going to ER. Insurance companies are not really regulated,set high premiums, set own costs for visits, payouts, and dictate which treatment you can/not get (here i mean saying 10 visits to a PT, or sent people to go home from hospital/rehab when not ready)
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I think that eventually we'll get the cold hard slap of realitity that as a society our ability to treat people has out striped our ability to pay for it.

We just can't afford to treat everyone for everything.
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I think that eventually we'll get the cold hard slap of realitity that as a society our ability to treat people has out striped our ability to pay for it.

We just can't afford to treat everyone for everything.
I agree with that, but even treating ourselves seems outrageous. I've went to the hospital before and been charged $631 for and honest 5min. of a doctor talking to me and walking out with a prescription. The rich are getting richer and everyone else is getting screwed....that's the bottom line.
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