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      05-16-2009, 03:36 AM   #1
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socialized... I mean national health care system....

Loooks like the only winners will be thte lobbyists, not the citizens.

Press: When President Obama won approval for his $787 billion stimulus package in February, large sections of the 407-page bill focused on a push for new technology that would not stimulate the economy for years.

The inclusion of as much as $36.5 billion in spending to create a nationwide network of electronic health records fulfilled one of Obama's key campaign promises -- to launch the reform of America's costly health-care system.
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Lots of good reading on this topic in the Wall Street Journal the past few days.

Very interesting that Canada and England, the two systems we seem to be modeling ourselves toward, are moving to a public - private system similar to what we now have.

The gov't can run Social Security, they can't run Medicare, and they can't balance a check book. Why the hell would anyone want to give them control of our medical care??????

Social medicine is not the answer to constraining healthcare costs. The real answer requires a bunch of heavy lifting that politicians don't have the stomach to handle.

Hospitals already have a standard of care for almost everything. Let the AMA and Medicare sign off on all of them, make them a standard (which is already happening) and then eliminate any malpractice suit unless the injury was due to a violation of the standard of care. Medical costs will drop in 2 years tops, and they will drop like a rock. Ask any ED physician, any general practitioner, any pediatrician. CYA medicine is driving up the cost of basic health care.

As for extended services, pay to play. You want the latest diagnostic imaging test? Sorry ma'am or sir, it costs money to do research, build, buy that equipment and run it. It isn't available for free.
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get ready for a government run health care system - because big goverment knows best, they are the best at running social security, DMV , Caltrans, Fannie Mea, and other welfare systems. they know how to steal , I mean use your tax dollars better than you.
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