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Health Care 2008

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#1 Spectacles

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:23 PM

In case anyone else is interested in the health care problem(s) in the U.S., here's a good article that spells out the areas in which waste occurs--an estimated-by-experts 700 billion dollars (sound familiar?) in waste:

http://www.csmonitor...09s01-coop.html

What's maddening is that these are problems with solutions.
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#2 Kosh

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:41 PM

View PostSpectacles, on Oct 7 2008, 01:23 PM, said:

In case anyone else is interested in the health care problem(s) in the U.S., here's a good article that spells out the areas in which waste occurs--an estimated-by-experts 700 billion dollars (sound familiar?) in waste:

http://www.csmonitor...09s01-coop.html

What's maddening is that these are problems with solutions.



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What about malpractice costs? Doctors must police doctors, before mistakes rack up, not lawyers after the fact.


that's one thing about Doctors in this area that makes me wont to go elsewhere for Medical care. They wont tell you if another Doctor is a bad doc. "They are all good" is the typical answer. I think most of the doctors in this area are not very good doctors, or they would be practicing somewhere else. I found a good GP, and sent me to another guy I liked, but i've gone through so many bad ones between my Dad, his sister, and Mom at the last.

You know what they call the person who finishes last in Med School? Doctor.
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#3 T_H_Phoenix

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 11:10 AM

View PostKosh, on Oct 7 2008, 08:41 PM, said:

You know what they call the person who finishes last in Med School? Doctor.

There is a website where you can view other peoples opinions of their Docs.  Ratemds.com

Keep in mind they are only opinions, and like most forums, you'll get extremes from both sides of the comments.
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