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  • orthosearch orthosearch Oct 24, 2002 6:02 PM Flag

    Soapbox...Part II

    Cost effective(supported by long term clinical studies) new medical advances do not, unless the old method remains or the hospital does not tear down in inefficient structure to eliminate capital costs, etc. In the end if they do not you and I are forced to ever increasing costs in a mechanism of inefficacy that is out of control. Free market healthcare is the answer yes, but in essence it will never happen, because nobody but nobody in the food chain wants his ox gored and loose the money. So we will pay higher deductibles. Negoiations with physicians will only occur on those procedures and treatments that are not coverage by any third party insurer as Persh has pointed out. But my major point is that when the consumer had finally had enough, he votes with his pocket book, his vote at the poles, and his choice of Dr, Hospital, Pharmacy, medication, HMO/Pvt Pay, ect. The food chain must recognize this and change because they are more vulnerable than ever before. The tide is turning.

    Ortho

    PS, I am not running for Congress and will now get off the stage! Its Martini time.

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