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Here is the real issue (Details)
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, July 01 2012 @ 07:56 AM EDT
I will elaborate upon my OP. Here are some thoughts,
rambling though they may be.
1. Insurance should only be for catastrophic events. An
efficient industry would allow the customer to afford most
medical care out of pocket. Eliminate the overhead which is
a huge expense with little benefit.
2. Leverage technology. Health care is in the stone age in
this regards. Look at a distribution/manufacturing company
to see how this should be done. EDI especially. My theory
is thus: Give me a Navy corpsman and I will supply the
software and with 1 - 2 years training that corpsman would
be a top rate MD. Much of med school "education" is for
filtering purposes, not true education.
3. Vertically integrate the industry. It doesn't make
sense for every hospital to have all of this equipment that
sits idle for much of the time. Certain entities should
focus on testing, others clinical care (old school MD
stuff), others surgery.
4. The industry needs to be COMPREHENSIVE. Diet, holistic
methods, beta testing should be included. We need to break
the current mindset of "specialists".
5. Prevention is another key area. If people pay out of
pocket for all but catastrophic then people with risky
lifestyles would see their true costs. Now they don't.
6. I believe in beta testing everything, especially ideas.
Create a "Medical-Industrial Complex Free" zone where we can
practice leading edge ideas without the varied interests
putting roadblocks in the way.
7. Tort reform.

8. Anotherwords let's OPEN SOURCE the industry.

thank you PJ for responding to my OP. That might be my
second one since discovering this website back in '03. Been
my home page ever since.

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[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

Who is we?
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, July 01 2012 @ 08:38 AM EDT

One person with a good idea? Linus is probably not
the best guy but do you want the government to decide
who Linux is?

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

  • Who is we? - Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, July 03 2012 @ 03:43 PM EDT
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