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Old 11-23-2007
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Thinking big picture, it's sort of a good thing that health care costs have finally started going non-linear, going up 20-30% per year, etc. Since that is totally unsustainable it will have to break, which means it'll get fixed. Whenever you get such massive inefficiency in a system it becomes extinct and something more efficient replaces it. It's happened in the auto industry, it happened in the railroad industry before that, it's happened in just about every industry at some point. At present the health care industry has priced out a full 25% of it's "customers", probably going up every year, when will it break, 35%, 40%, 50% ? At some point people just say forget it, it's not working for us, and they stop playing the game, or rather, they start changing the rules. The health care industry has become it's own worst nightmare, it couldn't do much worse than it is now. The public generally believes that the health care industry is just in it for the money, that they don't actually care about patients, that they are greedy, etc, you couldn't do worse if you hired Lucifer, Inc. as your PR company.
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Last edited by wind_magic; 11-23-2007 at 06:30 PM.
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