I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but I would guess that your
government would also dictate how much it will pay for certain procedures.
> Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 06:47:12 -0500
> > It's mathematically impossible that government regulated health care will
> I agree with you. OTOH, you did leave out one significant factor that
> the government COULD affect. One of the other contributing factors to
> the cost of healthcare is the cost of malpractice insurance. This in
> turn is driven by lawsuits. And it drives the industry to run every
> possible (expensive!) test to maximize the CYA. All of which drives up
> the cost without enhancing the benefits. Will the lobbyists let the
> legislature enact the tort reform necessary to control this? Not
> without a lot of civil unrest.
> David L
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