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Subject:  Re: Is health care a right? Date:  10/10/2010  1:21 AM
Author:  Dwdonhoff Number:  533424 of 745985

In the US, the costs of medical care are heavily juiced.
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So, rather than ask if it's a right - ask "is it sensible"?

ONLY if
A) we decimate the "juicing" of predatory litigation that unecessarily drives up the costs of American medical care (unlike virtually *any* liberal showcase countries) to line the pockets of the uniquely-American legal racket.
B) we put the purchasing control (pricing pressure) directly back in the hands of the actual health care consumer, at their own budget management (even if they'd really rather not have to deal with it.)

Both can easily be done (though not without a great deal of whining, doubtlessly.) Tort reform and expanded HSA accounts are obvious paths.

Without solving these two problems 1st however, forcing health care "reform" from above is economically futile.
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