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  •  Can't have universal coverage (4+ / 0-)
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    SarahLee, mickT, joseph rainmound, Bhishma

    without cost containment.  In fact, its fast becoming apparent that we can't even continue the way we are going without cost containment.  As I see it, the problem is that there are too many entities trying to contain cost in a way that is beneficial to their own interests.  They whole system has been pushed and pulled in so many directions that its fraying at each and every seem.

    This is why we have to totally rethink the whole process.  We are passed being able to apply bandaids.

    •  One way to control costs (0+ / 0-)

      is to invalidate all medical technology related patents if the national medical technology budget is exceeded.

      Nothing will happen until about 6PM December 31st.

      Then people will see if the medical technology budget is exceeded.

      About 11:30PM, medical technology executives will get very nervous.

      About 11:45PM companies will prepare to wire voluntary rebates to the US Treasury.

      About 11:59PM a whole bunch of wire transfers will be sent.

      About 12:05AM on January 1st the executives will check to see if their patent portfolio expired.

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