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  •  price fixing is necessary to run a (1+ / 0-)
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    Denver11

    good system, otherwise, medical stuff just gets too expensive for the lower income parts of the population to afford.  All the other developed countries control prices for medical goods and services at the government level, whether they are multiple payer, single payer, or single provider.

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      evangeline135, Spirit of Life

      But most of those countries also have some form of real discussion and negotiation on rates going forward.  And the nature of healthcare is that even those countries are facing escalating costs ..... just not as bad as us here in the US

      The Elephant. The Rider. The Path. Figure those out and change will come.

      by Denver11 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 05:22:48 AM PST

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