Sunday, July 08, 2007

Another Review of "Sicko"

This one seen on Michael Moore's website:

Kahn, for example, heads a group of physicians who tallied Georgia health-care expenditures for 2003 at $37 billion. By eliminating the insurance companies, Kahn says, we'd save $8 billion. "With that we could provide health care for everyone in Georgia, without decreasing what's paid to doctors and hospitals, and we'd still save at least 2 percent of that $37 billion," he says. "Everybody is covered and costs go down." U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has proposed a similar national plan.

Kahn also notes that criticisms of long waits for care in Canada and Europe are "just plain hokum. There are queues, but they're managed and managed well, based on critical needs. Everyone gets prompt and effective primary care. And the relationships are healthy; they're not based solely on the money and they remove the fear from the system." . . .

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