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  •  Hospitals and the CEOs are not the Mister Nice Guy (2+ / 0-)
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    that so many people imagine them to be.

    And Mayo Clinic itself ran a program and study which demonstrated that health care costs can be significantly reduced when the doctors and CEOs are NOT personally vested and affiliated with the capital equipment/pharmaceuticals/special hospital wings.

    That's a Texas thang down there in Houston to suck folks dry.

    A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

    by bronte17 on Wed May 01, 2013 at 08:53:46 AM PDT

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    •  I'm able to see both sides (0+ / 0-)

      Hospital administrators tend to be assholes more concerned with the bottom line than providing care, and doctors are often asked to give their research grants to the hospital in return for labs. Its the administrators job to identify the funding before agreeing to build a bone marrow transplant or cardiac catheterization, or infectious disease wing.

      Doctors then turn around and demand some pretty fancy lab equipment, autoclaves with their own steam generators and stainless steel piping to wash petrie dishes for example. That's the sort of thing which tends to make hospital healthcare expensive.

      There are also doctors who aren't internationally famous, who don't have their own research labs, who donate time to provide the services of a specialist to community health centers and there are lots of hospitals who allow CHC's to come to them for their lab work and diagnostics.

      As far as affordable healthcare and free care go, its awful nice to be too poor to afford insurance and get your cancer care paid for by a system that medical professionals put in place precisely to get around the insurance company parasites.

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Wed May 01, 2013 at 03:31:13 PM PDT

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