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  •  It's not the training... (3+ / 0-)
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    Shahryar, kbman, Neon Mama

    Higher costs are driven by funding.  Hospitals operated as for-profit corporations are the problem.

    Doctors are rewarded based on how much money they bring in to the hospital.  They benefit by driving up the costs.  There is no real incentive to promote preventative health care.  As long as the patient has adequate insurance, hospital policy is to do a much testing as possible.  After all, the machinery has already been paid for; billing for it`s use is how the costs are recovered.

    I believe that the health care system should be a combination of single-payer financing and hospitals operated as not-for-profit entities.

    I bet you know how I voted!

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