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Subject: Re: Bush and the self employed Date: 2/6/2003 12:06 PM
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If you really care about the American people you would be pushing for less and more efficent regulation of the drug industry not a government run health care program. Pharm companies and teh medical industry are the reason life expectancy rates have risen so much in the last 100 years in this country. Inact sociaized medicine and watch the stagnation in new drug discoveries, and treatments. New diseases are being identified, viruses mutate every day, new and more resistant infections are growing and the government is not going to present the solution. Private industry with the desire for profit is the best chance to solve these problems.

I agree. Americans often complain about American healthcare and talk about the Canadian healthcare system as being some sort of model to be followed, but the truth is that *many* Canadians come to the US for medical treatment because of the *quality* and *availability*.

Too many people think that you can get something for nothing. You simply can't cut the cost without decreasing the quality and availability. It's an unfortunate fact of life.
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