Here's why EDAP technology will prevail - from CNBC business article
"Plans to build a $235 million facility in New York City to treat cancer with proton-beam therapy are still proceeding-as are projects for new proton-beam centers around the country-even as some insurers balk at covering the pricier therapy for prostate cancers because of cost-versus-benefit concerns.
But the New York Proton Center project, which is being backed by a consortium of five leading hospitals in the city, has yet to finalize financing for the Manhattan building, which would use proton-based radiation instead of more traditional treatments. And it has heard worries voiced by some would-be lenders about the danger of more insurance companies following Aetna (AET)'s move in August to refuse to cover proton-beam treatment for prostate cancer, which can cost twice as much as X-ray radiation treatment."
Now - consider that compared to the cost of a $650,000 machine that has similar or lower cost to operate than current radiation treatment and you get the picture:))
Exactly. Obamacare isn't going to be able to afford $200 million dollar proton beam centers and the cost to operate them. If the insurance carriers can't afford the treatment, how will medicare be able to afford it? Also, EDAP's technology will have the potential to treat other types of cancers at affordable cost with a "mobile" machine that doesn't require a dedicated building.