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    Default Re: I thought private companies are top notch at managing health care

    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Did they use anesthetic for the operation or did they just pack you in ice?

    That's the funniest thing I've read today.

    G&P is getting frisky now that his fantasy team and the Steelers are kicking butt...
    I remember reading that shortly about the breakup of the USSR, medicines were in such short supply that Doctors had developed techniques of packing people inice instead of Anesthesia. It was claimed to be every bit as effective as drugs.

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    Default Re: I thought private companies are top notch at managing health care

    My surgery was in 1988. Maybe it was that way in 1991, I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 ? Tens of thousands of Medicare recipients have been victims of deceptive sales tactics and had claims improperly denied by private insurers that run the system?s huge new drug benefit program and offer other private insurance options encouraged by the Bush administration, a review of scores of federal audits has found.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/us...hp&oref=slogin
    They're top notch at taking a cut out of our health care dollar. Ask Clinton or any of the presidential candidates how they justify this.

    There's nothing inherently more efficient about the private sector than the public sector. The good thing about the public sector is that it belongs to us, and we can demand improvement where needed.

    As for anecdotal evidence, I've been in DMVs in two different states in recent years, and they were the model of efficiency. On the other hand, try to get ahold of a utility and talk about something you (not they) want to talk about. Try calling UPS sometime. See how easy or difficult it is to find a number to call then try it.

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