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Thread: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Cost should not be the first consideration but UHC based on sound evidence based practice would bring the cost in line while providing the best care possible.
    I quite agree.

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    It has not worked out that way in the rest of the world. UHC is not something new, there is a world (literally) of evidnce out there.
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    Perhaps, and I'm okay with going that way. But it's a bigger thing than you might expect. We'll have an absolute shortage of doctors for at least a generation. The competent ones will work in private clinics. Quality and availability of care will be in the dumpster.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    It has not worked out that way in the rest of the world. UHC is not something new, there is a world (literally) of evidnce out there.
    I honestly think that what you (and other like-minded people) aren't taking into consideration, is that we, as a nation, have a significantly higher percentage of people living unhealthy lifestyles, as compared to other nations around the world. Our economic success has tended to make us more self-indulgent as a whole, and we have high rates of obesity, alcoholism, drug abuse, and stress-related diseases. Because of this, the models that other countries follow, are not likely to be as successful here.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    A big part of UHC is preventaive care. But I would be interested in seeing comparitive studies on lifestyles.
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I honestly think that what you (and other like-minded people) aren't taking into consideration, is that we, as a nation, have a significantly higher percentage of people living unhealthy lifestyles, as compared to other nations around the world. Our economic success has tended to make us more self-indulgent as a whole, and we have high rates of obesity, alcoholism, drug abuse, and stress-related diseases. Because of this, the models that other countries follow, are not likely to be as successful here.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I would call those things more lifestyle as much as anything.
    It's too bad they have no real measurable impact on any body part unless you hurt yourself. And if they do, let's hope you have insurance for yourself. Otherwise, you shouldn't expect others to pay for your healthcare.

    My car hobby is part and parcel of who I am. So I should not have insurance for a doctors visit for a cold or sleep issue becasue I also do things YOU dont like.
    No, I said you should pay more if you purposely put your body in harms way. Your choices are not free of repercussion.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's too bad they have no real measurable impact on any body part unless you hurt yourself. And if they do, let's hope you have insurance for yourself. Otherwise, you shouldn't expect others to pay for your healthcare.



    No, I said you should pay more if you purposely put your body in harms way. Your choices are not free of repercussion.
    Dont work that way, unless you are under contract to play pro sports or something along those lines.
    What you propose is for no one to have insurance.

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What you propose is for no one to have insurance.
    Nope. What I propose for is for those who purposely lead unhealthy lifestyles with quantifiable effects to pay more. For example, it's obvious that drinking coca cola is not healthy. If a person drinks it once in their lifetime, I couldn't care less. If a person drinks coca-cola for 15 years every day, weighs 300 pounds and develops diabetes, you damn right I don't want to pay for them to piggy back on my taxes.
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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    A big part of UHC is preventaive care. But I would be interested in seeing comparitive studies on lifestyles.
    Yes, it is very easy to get people to wait hours in a doctor's office when the feel just fine.

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_Osophy View Post
    Living healthier lifestyles.
    Well, Obama did literally say the world is not going to tolerat Americans eating as much as we want to anymore.

    What is taking him so long to propose his Tofu Mandate?

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    Re: What should be the first step to fixing healthcare in the US?

    Uh, maybe you dont exactly understand... Preventive Medicine is practiced by all physicians to keep their patients healthy. It is also a unique medical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Preventive Medicine focuses on the health of individuals, communities, and defined populations. Its goal is to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being and to prevent disease, disability, and death. What is Preventive Medicine? - American College of Preventive Medicine
    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yes, it is very easy to get people to wait hours in a doctor's office when the feel just fine.
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