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Originally posted by JIMC5499
It is my understanding that most of those places have closed because of liability issues.
In my opinion, liability is one of the other main causes for health care costs. With the exception of the ER doctor's don't want to treat a patient that they don't know because of the liability involved.
If I walk into a doctor's office with a cut leg and get stitches, it isn't the doctor's fault if I drop dead of a heart attack on the way back to my car. If your mechanic changes your oil, you don't sue him if your brakes go out on your way home.
Before I got the stitches in my leg, I had to have an EKG and a sonogram of my heart. These tests increased the cost of my visit by 200 to 400%.
Until we start resolving these issues, nothing is going to change the costs associated with health care.
Originally posted by Kaytagg
reply to post by poedxsoldiervet
Obama wanted to have single payer, at first..
I think that would have been a good idea -- but, unfortunately, corporate America is too good at propaganda, and american's too dumb to see the truth.
Especially the republicans.