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  •  Rand is frequently cited for this study of copays (0+ / 0-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    The study compared how people used health care in circumstances where it was free, a small co-pay, an a large co-pay. What they found is that higher co pays caused people to use less care, but they went without both needed and unneeded care.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 10:22:31 AM PDT

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    •  Health care should have been done long ago (0+ / 0-)

      because it's the moral, humane, decent, and right thing to do.  It's very disappointing that it's always and only about money for many people, especially the people who make these decisions.

    •  Higher co-pays leading to less care seems obvious (0+ / 0-)

      Health care should be done because without it, people suffer and die.  It's really very simple.  Even a child can figure that out, sometimes even better than lots of adults.

      •  What's interesting about the study was (0+ / 0-)

        the higher copays didn't really save money in the long term, because people missed necessary care as well.

        Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

        by elfling on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 03:56:46 PM PDT

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