The Wall Street Journal's (OPINION) of Baucus's health care reform bill

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    Are you aware that physicians have no competition? And want none. When we were young mom went to a pharmacist as could not afford a doctor's visit, it is that minute clinic etc that is required today.

    This is a bit OT but covers your wonder.

    Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution? | Foreign Affairs

    I see article is no longer available so I'll excerpt one piece.

    "A few disparate examples will illustrate just how complex -- or, rather, how untraditional -- the new divide is. It is unlikely that the services of either taxi drivers or airline pilots will ever be delivered electronically over long distances. The first is a "bad job" with negligible educational requirements; the second is quite the reverse. On the other hand, typing services (a low-skill job) and security analysis (a high-skill job) are already being delivered electronically from India -- albeit on a small scale so far. Most physicians need not fear that their jobs will be moved offshore, but radiologists are beginning to see this happening already. Police officers will not be replaced by electronic monitoring, but some security guards will be. Janitors and crane operators are probably immune to foreign competition; accountants and computer programmers are not. In short, the dividing line between the jobs that produce services that are suitable for electronic delivery (and are thus threatened by offshoring) and those that do not does not correspond to traditional distinctions between high-end and low-end work."
     
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    From The Article

    So it isn't really anything better than HR3200, in fact it may be worse.

    Like i've said

     

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