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    Cutting Health-Care Reimbursement Costs by Putting Doctors on a Budget - TIME

    If you go to see your doctor under Obama universal health care and he gives you 'cheap' medication and treatment, you can blame Obama for it because the doctor is in 'the budget'.

    Just imaging that you have a headache and would like an X-RAY to check your head. Obama tells your doctor to give you 2 tylenols and it's all you get. If you want that X-RAY, you have to pay for it because your doctor is not going to go over the 'budget'.

    It's a part of Obama keeping health care 'affordable and accessible' to everybody in US. Is it wonderful?
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    #24 Jersey

    This is what I keep saying to people who say that our current system is bad because insurance companies have a profit motive to decline to cover service. While that is true, government paid health care has the same motive; being able to afford something or stay within a budget leads to the exact same issues of paying for service that a for profit company faces. The difference is the for profit company still is encouraged to cover services or the consumer will consider other companies; whereas if it's government run there's nowhere to go if you aren't happy.
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    I just hope that i don't have to wait 10 years for crappy treatment and 'cheap' medication under Obama universal health care because Canadians are doing that.

    How low can we be?
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    #70 Jersey

    If one is over a certain age and needs a knee replaced? Forget about it.

    Prepare to wait in lines, even in the emergency rooms.

    If Obama has the feds take over medical care--1/7 the economy--we will have reached the tipping point of becoming secular Europe.

    We need less government involvement, not less.

    Medical Savings Account that people own and can take with them from job to job with the savings building--making an incentive to economize care when feasible.

    And have the gov't provide catastrophic insurance.

    Then let the free market flood the zone.
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    Unless there's tort reform, you'll drive the 'best and the brightest' out of medicine. The doctor says we can't afford the MRI and then you sue because the aneurysm or malignant tumor wasn't detected. The current system isn't perfect, far from it but let's not throw the baby out with the bath water.....
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    I don't need an Xray, a doctor or a president to tell me to take a couple of Tylenols or maybe Aspirin when I have a headache. Its sounds like there's some real savings to be had in getting your medical needs under control.
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    There is a ton of truth in what you're saying. Too many MRI's, lab tests, tests in general. People going to an accident room for a sprain, headache (as above), 24 hour flu's, minor cuts and scrapes ... all that stuff. It's not so much that medical costs are too high as it's there are too many costs in general.
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    #24 Jersey

    That's why "the non patient payer", whether insurance or government, should pay for as few things as possible. The expensive stuff should be covered, premiums should be lower and for routine stuff that comes in at, say, $200 or less you're on your own. There's be a lot less running to the doctor if you had to pay the bill and not just the co-pay.

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