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View Diary: Good WaPo editorial on "Keep Your Own Doctor" (153 comments)

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  •  Cost controls won't be painless (7+ / 0-)

    You are probably right that we are all going to have to get used to more of an assembly line approach to most health care.  This was pretty much inevitable with or without the ACA, if for no other reason than the huge Baby Boomer demographic now hitting their sixties.  

    Some types of care may be more impersonal now, but a lot of it is better than in the misty nostalgic past just because of technological advances.   A colonoscopy, for example, is a breeze these days compared to what they did 20-30 years ago (I know this through personal experience).  I've avoided the stomach ulcers may father suffered from because of the availability of acid blockers like Ranitidine.  

    The point:  a lot of the care will be more formulaic and impersonal, but still a lot of it will be better, and it will be available to all.  That's a better place to be.  I wouldn't go back to any idealized past when it comes to medical care.  

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