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  •  Yeah, he went there: (4+ / 0-)
    "So we have the same ethnic population, we're farmers, we're loggers, we're miners, we're oil developers ... They, in Saskatchewan, live two years longer and have lower infant mortality."

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    "So they're living longer, less infant mortality, and they're paying half as much," ...

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    "If you want to pay twice as much for Blue Cross and Blue Shield and have their accountants lie to you," ...

    Yeah, he uses MRI machines as an example of over-serving expensive services and infant mortality as an example of under-serving actual health. Overall, he doesn't paint a pretty picture of what you can buy for twice the price through the for-profit channels (and, yes, BCBS has been for-profit since 1994).

    Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

    by chimpy on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 11:34:50 AM PDT

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