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Old 05-30-2013, 09:28 AM
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You can bray all you want, but you still didn't answer my question.
Simple they way I see it, too may cooks spoiled the soup!

I see the US going single payer within twenty years because of this. No way around it now. The industries are gonna go to far to the point it will be forced on them.

Most Doctors I know are now talking about organizing somehow to have some muscle to use against the insurance companies.



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Old 05-30-2013, 12:38 PM
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Simple they way I see it, too may cooks spoiled the soup!

I see the US going single payer within twenty years because of this. No way around it now. The industries are gonna go to far to the point it will be forced on them.

Most Doctors I know are now talking about organizing somehow to have some muscle to use against the insurance companies.

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No, I don't think so. I think it looks more like this, and the states are very concerned about getting stuck with that much financial liability.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/7260...-france-and-uk
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:10 PM
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Simple they way I see it, too may cooks spoiled the soup!

I see the US going single payer within twenty years because of this. No way around it now. The industries are gonna go to far to the point it will be forced on them.

Most Doctors I know are now talking about organizing somehow to have some muscle to use against the insurance companies.


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They already are. Most docs are affiliating with major hospitals for two reasons:

- one, to leverage the hospital's bargaining power
- because services performed within a hospital setting are reimbursed at a higher rate by Medicare

They might as well do it now, though. Once they go single payer, their bargaining power will go to zero.
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They already are. Most docs are affiliating with major hospitals for two reasons:

- one, to leverage the hospital's bargaining power
- because services performed within a hospital setting are reimbursed at a higher rate by Medicare

They might as well do it now, though. Once they go single payer, their bargaining power will go to zero.
We can only hope.
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They already are. Most docs are affiliating with major hospitals for two reasons:

- one, to leverage the hospital's bargaining power
- because services performed within a hospital setting are reimbursed at a higher rate by Medicare

They might as well do it now, though. Once they go single payer, their bargaining power will go to zero.
Whell your eyes must be brown, SinglePayer works and works damn well. Of course in this nation of middlemen they could conceivably screw up the Lord's Prayer.
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