If you are serious about studying healthcare systems

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by Chris, Mar 6, 2011.

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    If you are serious about studying healthcare systems, look at the French system. It is the best in the world. They do certain things that work very well. Their medical schools are much cheaper than ours, so they have many more doctors per capita than we do. More doctors means cheaper healthcare. They also limit liability. Limited liability means cheaper healthcare. They also negotiate drug price with the Pharmo companies. Cheaper drug price means cheaper healthcare. They also have public and private insurance, so if people want to purchase more insurance, they can. Everyone is covered cheaper and better. And the result? Their life expectancy is two years longer than ours.
     
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    Except for the fact that it has run and is projected to continue to run deficits in the billions for the forseeable future. Which is forcing the french to make cuts in what it will provide. And that's in a country where their physicians already make half what ours make. You really think if we told every prospective medical student tomorrow that 'oh btw, you'll be making half what you were expecting to make cause we're using the French model now' is going to actually help the supply of doctors in the U.S.?

    And I can't believe you continue to site life expectency as evidence of a the quality of a health care system. Life expectency has almost nothing to do with a countries health care system. YOU have a far greater impact on your life expetency than a health care system does.

    You continue to look at quality health care through the prism of just one variable. Cost to the consumer. That's what makes a good health care system in your eyes. The health care system must be the best in the world based on the fact that it costs the consumer very little. That is asanine logic.
     
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