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  •  Well we were headed in that direction (4+ / 0-)

    with HMOs.  But then there was a major campaign against them in the form of taking away our freedoms AND HMOs began losing their original focus.  Greed crept in and focus turned from managing health as a way to reduce overall costs more toward managing access to reduce costs.  And in my experience it wasn't necessarily all greed there was an attitude that crept in that all providers were trying to rip off insurance and the members.  And when relatively good people begin to take on that view the outcome is the same as if greed was the driver.

    One of the many things we need in healthcare (and single payor is the main one) is a greater focus on quality and coordination of care.  One obstacle that is privacy laws.  But if we can figure out how to provide coordinated care while maintaining a reasonable degree of privacy (which doesn't sound so difficult) we would be better off

    "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

    by newfie on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:40:46 AM PST

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