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I’ll pay attention, so you don’t have to

Posted Jan 02 2010 12:00am

“d why were you ranting about socialized medicine and rationing before there was even a bill?”

Because I read boring stuff many people do not.

Because I have a feeling many people who have been diagnosed with mental illness and who also read here may be on some sort of disability/medicare.

Because I worry about the availability of quality care, medical research and patient privacy.

Sure, there is a lot about our current system that could use improvement…but it’s still the best in the world. Why not tweak a few of the things that suck, instead of overhauling everything and making it worse and more expensive for everyone?

In case you missed this little tidbit:  Tip of the iceberg.

Mayo’s move to drop Medicare patients may be copied by family doctors, some of whom have stopped accepting new patients from the program, said Lori Heim, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, in a telephone interview yesterday.

Evidently there’s some good news in the Manager’s Amendment

“limit the right to use one’s own money to save one’s own life….discriminatory denial of treatment based on disability, age and other quality of life criteria…”

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