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Eye Hospital in India Restores Sight With Free Surgeries

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    It takes about 9 minutes to get a patient ready for laser eye surgery. The machine does the rest. It corrects many errors of the eye as well as restoring 20/20 vision in most cases. India has been doing it for years and the government has been subsiding it.
    In America it costs something odd $4,000 USD. That's pretty bad considering the government is subsidizing it down to about 320 rupees (about 7 USD)
    Healthcare in US is all about making money while this hospital was founded to help people.The whole point of medicare in a country is that it is affordable and reachable by the poor. India is not without its problems with health care but we just have to realize the important things as human being.I think getting some type of care is better than none at all, and I am sure that they appreciate it..

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    According to their website, they've got a combined 3,590 beds throughout their system.They performed over 270,000 surgeries in 2006.This hospital does an amazing and necessary service to reduce blindness in the poor and American doctors always are blown away when they hear the details of how they conduct their surgery. They are extremely efficient and talented surgeons. We can learn a lot from them and should model many things they do.The clinic founded by a single doc has treated 27 million patients, performed more than 3 million life-changing eye surgeries, for slightly more than the cost of a meal at McDonalds.
    Welcome to Aravind Eye Hospital
     
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    Just curious, but can they do a real fast ACL/MCL repair?

    You know, in like a week or so?
     
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    This story reminds us that capitalism has nothing to do with compassion or humanity. It is merely an economic system that appeals to human greed. Without government regulation, capitalilsm does not do a good job serving the needs of citizens. If a nation has the ability to help the blind see, that nation should be morally obliged to help them. Isn't in ironic that in our country, the most vocal religious groups are often against government regulation and taxation that can help the poor, while many nonreligious groups favor laws and taxes that help our neighbors?
     
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    Heard that they can do it in less than an hour, and not only that it comes out stronger than before... heard they use kryptonite.
     
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    Just remember...all that really matters when you're thinking capitalism vs. alternative economic structures is what MAINSTREAM America desires. If that's what we want, then so be it. But if we say we want capitalism, then no one can go against the will of WE THE PEOPLE.
     

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