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    wilderness voice

    behind the cloak of 'insurance' eliminates free market price discovery which our government promotes heavily even with 'obamacare'.

     I read a story in Florida back in 2004 about a manager of a trailer park in Fla that needed heart surgery and, naturally in our oh-so-free country, it would cost $125,000 which he couldn't afford.  He did some medical tourism shopping and went to India to have the same operation performed by America trained surgeons and stayed at a 5 star resort during a 5 week recovery  period (whatever 5 star is there which may be pretty nice) with 5 nurses attending to his recovery all for the princely sum of $12,500.

    There are countless stories  out there that are similar.  Here a doctor tries to tell people the truth:

    http://truecostofhealthcare.org/

    "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance." -James Madison

    by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:00:41 AM PST

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