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10-03-2017, 06:25 AM
RE: How to solve the healthcare problem in the United States
Nanobots and genetic modification.

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10-03-2017, 06:29 AM
RE: How to solve the healthcare problem in the United States
(10-03-2017 06:25 AM)yakherder Wrote:  Nanobots and genetic modification.

Dude, how many times must I say it? What you do in the privacy...

You know the rest.

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10-03-2017, 06:59 AM
RE: How to solve the healthcare problem in the United States
(09-03-2017 05:38 PM)abaris Wrote:  Pretty easy. Do it like the rest of the developed world. Any European model would do. As would the Canadian or Australian.

I wouldn't suggest the Australian model to anybody else—certainly not as a whole, working system. It's problematic:

• An AMA "suggested" GP consultation fee is ignored by 99.9% of doctors,
• The AMA has advised GPs to set a standard fee at $78,
• The government rebate (under Medicare) is only $37.05, leaving patients $40 out of pocket,
• The set fee time allows for a minimum consultation time of 10 minutes,
• 17% of consultations are actually less than this minimum time,
• Access to rural and/or regional GPs is very limited, both by doctor availability and distance to surgeries,
• A GP's referral to a specialist practitioner can cost up to $78 (with zero GP input other than an email),
• Specialist practitioners are virtually non-existent in rural or remote regions,
• Patient waiting times can be up to 5 business days or more,
• Fewer subsidised prescription drugs are becoming available under the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme), IE more are being withdrawn from subsidy,
• Hospital ERs and birthing suites are being progressively closed down in rural or remote area hospitals, which can necessitate a $600 to $1200 fee for a helicopter transfer,
• "Standard"-type drugs (hypnotics, analgesics, cardiacs, antidepressants) are sometimes scarce in local supply, and have to be ordered in by pharmacists,
• Etc, etc, etc...

—I'd be interested if one of the US members here responded with a comparison of the current US healthcare system regarding my points listed above.

NB: AU$78 = US$59

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10-03-2017, 07:40 AM
RE: How to solve the healthcare problem in the United States
(10-03-2017 06:29 AM)Banjo Wrote:  
(10-03-2017 06:25 AM)yakherder Wrote:  Nanobots and genetic modification.

Dude, how many times must I say it? What you do in the privacy...

You know the rest.

You know. Wink

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10-03-2017, 01:06 PM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2017 01:30 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: How to solve the healthcare problem in the United States
(10-03-2017 06:25 AM)yakherder Wrote:  Nanobots and genetic modification.

Yes

I think it hard for people to intuitively grasp what exponential technological growth means. Many of these things they bicker over today will be of no consequence tomorrow. Welfare queens foodstamp frauds? Pffft, won't matter once our robot overlords take over and nobody has to work unless they want to. There was a sci-fi story about this, lemme look, there it is, Clarke's "Childhood's End". There's a sci-fi story about everything.) Many of today's legislative efforts are feckless and obsolete before they've even been implemented. Laws by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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10-03-2017, 02:31 PM
RE: How to solve the healthcare problem in the United States
I too would like to see a single-payer healthcare plan in place. But stupid people will never let it happen in the US. Because they are intent on being stupid.
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