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Author: alevine Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121498  
Subject: Re: HEALTHCARE RANT! Date: 3/15/2009 5:33 PM
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....I had a knee replacement. I can hear the argument now: I was old, I could walk (but not exercise well) so a knee replacement was not "cost effective".

Nope....formal epidemiological studies (as well as the General Accounting Office) have clearly shown that joint replacement procedures are very cost effective....

....they actually save money.

Folks who have these procedures remain active & independent. The money saved staying out of long-term care facilities easily pays for the arthroplasties.


Alan
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