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Subject:  Re: Quebec healthcare crisis Date:  11/15/2012  8:32 PM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  413100 of 457250

With healthcare, I think we are going to get an education in supply and demand. We will have highly trained professionals who have spent years and megabucks getting trained gravitate toward higher paying specialized medicine slots instead of taking on general practice patients for whom the government pays less and less in compensation. Reimbursement and rate hikes will be capped; in general services providers will either supply less or provide inferior quality.

California is setting up health insurance exchanges. As the LA Times reports:
The ability of the exchange to lower healthcare costs remains unclear. Experts said average premiums could rise in the exchange because the Affordable Care Act requires improved benefits, but consumers' out-of-pocket medical cost