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  •  but you are saying to fix prices (0+ / 0-)
    Hospitals get to charge ONE and only ONE price for service.  Period.  
    One important thing. Quality counts. An the quality of the foreign places is pretty high. They get business only by reputation.

    But in the US quality is very variable. And another problem is many of the surgeries are worthless and even dangerous. A lot to the knee surgery is worthless; better to treat medically. Any invasive procedure is a danger for infection with serious drug resistant germs. Some, like spinal blocks for pain can lead to paralysis or deadly infection. Fungus laden steroids aren't the only problem.

    When surgery is suggested you would be wise doing some of your own research as to whether it is needed, is more effective that other treatment and how often your surge does that procedure. More is better.

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    by samddobermann on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 05:30:38 AM PST

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