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Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Copays and Communism

Health Care insurers are now considering eliminating co-pays for a subset of meds that when taken consistently as directed help to ward off future high-cost trips to the hospital. The thinking being that if the co-pay is free then compliance will go up.

In Cuba all health care is free, surgery included. Then again, Cuban Ob-Gyn specialists only pull in just shy of $30 (U.S.) a month. What sort of students would American universities attract if the future promises such a paltry salary.

Cuba's communism is apparently an inescapable blueprint for many Americans. When all care is fully subsidized the quality drops and access diminishes.


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