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We have one of the most expensive
Medical systems in the world, maybe the most expensive, but when it comes to favorable outcomes we are
Way

down the list, how can that be

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Just because your paying more for something doesn't mean you're getting the best.
until U.S citizens stop worshiping money, stop allowing Corp America to lobby profits thru Govt. We'll be better off.
Canadians love their healthcare as do Australians. They get better care for 1/3 the costs.
INs Co's need to be removed from the picture as do lawsuits(money worship)
We wouldn't dare let our little angles play rugby w/o helmet. yet they do elsewhere. and injuries get treated
You'd be surprised how a $150 MD visit thru Ins, turns into $45 paying cash.

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I've heard our survival rates as far as top hospitals like Mass. General, Brigham and Womens, are concerned are the best in the world.

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Could be but that is one place
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Of course the best hospitals will attract the best physicians. Perhaps with so many folks without health care, they wait to long or just don't have the financial resources for the best care. It has allways been so with the old"charity wards".
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Because, I suspect, the people running the programs are thinking more about the profit margin (thus high prices) and less about results (thus unfavorable outcomes). Still, though some countries have better medical care than us, I would still rather be in a United States hospital that a hospital in most other countries of the world.

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Me to for the most part
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Medical malpractice has become the number 1 cuase of death. There are many doctors who dont care if you live or not. As long as they get $. Not all doctors are like that though. Some really do care about their patients but others dont. If they can get lots of $ from you and you die but they can get away with it then they are happy.

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Terrible to think about huh?
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Ya, kinda scary. To think that alot of us put our lives in the hands of people who dont really care abut us...
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