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I'm not going to say where they came from, many of you will already know. Do you agree/disagree with them?

"Any healthcare funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition redistributional".

"There needs to be global budget caps on total healthcare spending for designated populations (ie-rationing)" Dr. Berwick says. "The simplest way to reach these goals is with a single payer system."

“Avoid supply driven care like the plague,”

"You plan the supply; you aim a bit low; you prefer slightly too little of a technology or a service to too much; then you search for care bottlenecks and try to relieve them."

 
itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 9:21 AM on Jul. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • That is why Obama recess appointed him. He did not want the house & senate to be able to question another one of his socialist jerks.


    The guy is just another admitted socialist that Obama has surrounded himself with.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 6:23 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Dr. Berwick....the man Obama has appointed to head the Medicare system?! Could it be that he is in favor of RATIONING?!?! Now WHY would Obama put such a man in charge if HE didn't agree with him?!?!?

    Do you mean to say that those of us who said this would happen were correct?!?!??!

    This is what happens when you LISTEN to the speaker, and don't READ the transcripts!! This was ALL spelled on within the first 20 or so pages of that 2000 page document!! But a certain segment refused to believe it. Hope you enjoy your "affordable" health care--if you can get it!! *sigh*
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:42 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Drs should not run a full battery of tests for every ailment for fear of getting sued. They should conservatively and incisively treat problems, and as a last resort go to the surgery.

    This is also a strongly supported philosophy in the medical community.

    If you find this scary, you should try not having insurance, and knowing that if you or your spouse gets very ill you will lose everything.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:52 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • He has to have someone who agrees with rationing since they knew all along this bill would force it.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:05 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I disagree with every single one of them. Healthcare is, by it's very nature, a supply and demand beast. You don't aim low, you aim high.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:43 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I think to deny the reality of these quotes is unrealistic. There are always people who do not have the money to pay for their own health care. The choices are pay for it, or don't give it to them. Even thinking completely self-centeredly, the costs of not giving people the health care they need are MUCH higher than just providing, especially considering long-term quality of life issues. Do you want to live in a country where poor, diseased children are begging on the streets? What makes you think your children will avoid it? As far as the theories of providing "slightly too little," that is somewhat academic. To act like heath care is currently not rationed is just silly. It is true that supply-side care is failing. It should be avoided because people should not get every test under the sun with no limit. They should be treated in a holistic manner by a Dr that knows them, and careful, considered choices made.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:48 AM on Jul. 11, 2010

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