Is this our future?

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by Quantum Windbag, Oct 11, 2010.

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    Remember when Obama said doctors want to cut off peoples feet because they get paid more for that than for caring for diabetics? It seems Greece has just proved him right. Or is it wrong? It seems that the truth is it is less expensive to chop off the foot than pay for special shoes.

    Greek Health System Opts for Amputation as Money-Saver | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

    Oh the irony.
     
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    A result of cost cutting austerity policies after the economic crisis there. What do you suppose is true for the private insurance held by most insured Americans? Caring for the chronic condition diabetes does get pricey. I know first hand, having developed Type l juvenile diabetes at twelve.

    Or would the bottom line prefer amputation? A prosthetic and the fittings and training needed would present higher up front costs, but the long term is cheaper.

    I say, let the marketplace decide.

    Let those with means keep their feet. If you can't pay the freight, "Off with their feet!"

    You have nothing to lose but your toes.

    And there goes that 'robust public option'. In the can with the little piggy that went to market.
     
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    Do you even know what you are talking about?
     

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