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    the core structural problem IMHO is the fee for service delivery system.  Medicaid for low income, non-disabled people under 65 is the lowest cost component that I've been able to identify.  Approximately 25 million were covered in 2004 at an average cost of $3,600 each.  Don't know if those beneficiaries are satisfied with their coverage, but it costs more than what Japan spends to provide complete health care to all its citizens/residents.

    What FDR giveth; GWB taketh away.

    by Marie on Fri May 22, 2009 at 06:25:51 PM PDT

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