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  •  -- but isn't the whole US health care system (0+ / 0-)

    a byzantine web of artificial costs?  Nobody seems to know the true costs of anything in it or who actually pays for much of it.

    Regarding:

    ...the 25 million who have insurance but don't get regular medical care because they can only afford catastrophic care coverage.

    That number of 25 million is probably too low.  Perhaps by a factor of four.  This is so easy and cheap to correct -- and saves more dollars to the total health care system than it costs -- that it mystifies me why we don't fix this first.  The structures and expertise necessary to do this is already in place.  Ramp up and fully fund public clinics and community health clinics, and then make them free.      

    What FDR giveth; GWB taketh away.

    by Marie on Thu Jul 09, 2009 at 10:50:58 AM PDT

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