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  •  Bah (4+ / 0-)
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    SarahLee, otto, smkngman, KansasLiberal

    all doctors hate public health care.  Ask any head of the CMA, British equivalent, AMA, or French equiv.

    Patients love it though.

    •  Baby boomers (4+ / 0-)

      since they talk about them in the article you posted, here's some info on Canada's dealing with baby boomers.

      http://www.cbc.ca/...

      Aging baby boomers not a major burden to health-care costs: report
      Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 | 10:15 PM ET
      Canadian Press: JULILAN BELTRAME

      OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's aging population will have little impact on the cost of maintaining a viable national public health-care system over the next 40 years, says a new report.

      The report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives seeks to debunk the "myth" of runaway costs as baby boomers enter their final years. The 33-page research paper from senior economist Marc Lee predicts the aging baby-boomer generation will add less than one per cent to health-care costs each year. And it says the cost of maintaining the health-care system well into the future will be easily met by economic growth.

      All those 'projections' of baby boomers destroying health care fail to take into account the growth of GDP in the same time frame.

      Oops.

    •  From the doctors postin here (1+ / 0-)
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      chibi xandra

      in support of HR 676, I don't believe your statement about all doctors hating public health care is accurate.  I think that most doctors wanting all individuals to be able to receive real health care do support public health care - they just want to make it better.  Best way to do that is to enlarge the risk pool with everyone - single payer.  I know that my father did when he was alive and practicing.

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