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  •  So, lets increase Medicare reimbursement (2+ / 0-)
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    TimmyB, evangeline135

    and ban private insurance from health care entirely.

    You take Medicare payments or you don't get paid.

    "One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity nothing beats teamwork." - Mark Twain

    by greendem on Wed Dec 16, 2009 at 02:56:52 PM PST

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    •  unfortunately, no providers are (0+ / 0-)

      offering that deal :-P

      (That is the way other countries control costs.  You take the rate the gov has decided on or you don't practice, sell pharmaceuticals or medical devices, or run a hospital, period.)

      I don't mind increasing medicare rates quite a bit to give them more money, but I don't think any amount that's feasible would be enough to get them (esp the Hospitals and pharma) on board.

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