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    that is true, but ACA and anything we do to lower costs is a good thing. As noted in last weeks part I:

    Dr. Robert Levine wrote this piece a few years ago, and estimates that about a trillion dollars is wasted every year in our health care system between unnecessary care, administrative waste and fraud (not all in the Medicare system, but a substantial portion).  Find it hard to believe?  Then you have not read enough.   Physicians are part of the problem in ordering and performing unnecessary tests, procedures and surgeries, as outlined here by Dr. Rita Redberg.
    there are costs to cut that are not descreases in care or starving the innovators.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 05:01:51 AM PDT

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