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TwoCybers writes,

To be candid insuring Medicare elgible people costs a lot of money. Older people have body parts that just wear out. Also some people insist on treatments that will do no good. I have a friend who had a stroke in 1998. Medicare pays thousands of dollars on physical and speech therapy. She says, she is entitled. Bottom line is very simple -- there is no free lunch. Either people will have to start recieving less care or people will have to pay more money. Medical costs do not go down. I doubt many people with colon cancer want to save Medicare the $20,000 for drugs that on average give an additional few months of life.


That $20,000 colon cancer drug must be a cheap generic. I read an article last year about a $300,000 colon cancer drug that gave the average patient an additional six weeks of life.

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