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    in these benighted times, when the inmates are in charge of the asylum, says that Kaiser should set rates high enough to hold enrollments within their capacity, and then plow the resulting surpluses into construction and hiring to expand their services. The law of supply and demand says that at some point rates would come down into equilibrium. Of course, when people realize how much better Kaiser care is than dealing with individual doctors and hospitals, that equilibrium could turn out to be the whole population, making Kaiser effectively Single Payer.

    I can dream, can't I?

    Unlike insurance companies, Kaiser cannot simply recruit more medical practices into a Preferred Provider Network.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 09:56:23 AM PDT

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