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    Re: BREAKING: Rep. Charles Boustany of LA to Deliver GOP Response on Health Care Sep

    the republican doctor can't do any worse than doctor frist who insisted that Terri Schiavo be kept alive

    on the other hand, demo doctor Howard Dean seems to have been the one person who has been able to articulate the need for health care reform

    it will be interesting to hear boustany's take

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    Re: BREAKING: Rep. Charles Boustany of LA to Deliver GOP Response on Health Care Sep

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the republican doctor can't do any worse than doctor frist who insisted that Terri Schiavo be kept alive

    on the other hand, demo doctor Howard Dean seems to have been the one person who has been able to articulate the need for health care reform

    it will be interesting to hear boustany's take

    So true, bubba !

    Frist .... *heebie jeebies*

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    Re: BREAKING: Rep. Charles Boustany of LA to Deliver GOP Response on Health Care Sep

    This looks like an excellent pick to me. Not a Palin death panel wacko, and certainly not a Democratic big spender. What is going to give him credibility is the fact that he is a doctor. Why would this be important? Because, as a doctor, he is going to have plenty of incentive to gear his comments towards the doctor-patient relationship, and away from centralized control, as represented by either government or insurance companies.
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    Re: BREAKING: Rep. Charles Boustany of LA to Deliver GOP Response on Health Care Sep

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This looks like an excellent pick to me. Not a Palin death panel wacko, and certainly not a Democratic big spender. What is going to give him credibility is the fact that he is a doctor. Why would this be important? Because, as a doctor, he is going to have plenty of incentive to gear his comments towards the doctor-patient relationship, and away from centralized control, as represented by government or insurance companies.
    Yes, but as a doctor he stands to lose as well if medicine is mainstreamed. For instance, when one goes to a general practicioner blood tests and the lot are ran. Then one is sent to a specialist and rather than get the results from the general prac, they rerun the tests so they can be paid for those as well. This happens all the time and doctors will lose some income if such things are prevented.

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    Re: BREAKING: Rep. Charles Boustany of LA to Deliver GOP Response on Health Care Sep

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Yes, but as a doctor he stands to lose as well if medicine is mainstreamed. For instance, when one goes to a general practicioner blood tests and the lot are ran. Then one is sent to a specialist and rather than get the results from the general prac, they rerun the tests so they can be paid for those as well. This happens all the time and doctors will lose some income if such things are prevented.
    I occasionally see this happen but no very often, and its not like we make much on simple blood tests anyways. Yall know that the preventive medicine O wants will involve running a lot of tests like that to make sure there are no problems.

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    Re: BREAKING: Rep. Charles Boustany of LA to Deliver GOP Response on Health Care Sep

    Quote Originally Posted by Supamanu View Post
    I occasionally see this happen but no very often, and its not like we make much on simple blood tests anyways. Yall know that the preventive medicine O wants will involve running a lot of tests like that to make sure there are no problems.
    Preventative medicine is great and needed. I think there needs to be more communication between healthcare providers to end these overlapping treatments. Also, if patients can take steps other than taking medication to deal with a problem, they should be told to do so, rather than the automatic prescription machine that it appears doctors have become.

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    Re: BREAKING: Rep. Charles Boustany of LA to Deliver GOP Response on Health Care Sep

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Preventative medicine is great and needed. I think there needs to be more communication between healthcare providers to end these overlapping treatments. Also, if patients can take steps other than taking medication to deal with a problem, they should be told to do so, rather than the automatic prescription machine that it appears doctors have become.
    Well preventative medicine is going to end up costing more than the way we do it now. I agree we need to get on the same page as far as sharing patient test info/results. Part of the reason for a lot of med use is b/c people do not want to make lifestyle changes, they want to eat all the fast food they want, smoke, drink, and not exercise and then want someone to do something about it without them having to change any of that. There needs to be more accountability and personal responsibility.

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