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DSanner106 at aol.com
Tue Mar 30 12:32:56 EDT 2010
The main difference and the thing that holds us back is what the Dems
refuse to address and that is Tort reform. French doctors don't fear being
sued every time they make a diagnosis. If we can take the lawyers out
of the mix we can solve a bunch of the health care problems quite easily.
I have French doctors as friends and there is also much they envy of our
system, so it is far from perfect in their world either.
We can't update our medical records systems to the level they would like
as that is where most evidence that later appears in court comes from.
Face it, as long as the doctors, hospitals and insurers are on the
we will not be able to make certain advances.
In a message dated 3/29/2010 2:06:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
lurine at com-pair.net writes:
I've been looking at the French system because it has done a couple of
things I like and think we'd be well advised to copy. It has brought
paperwork and billing into the 21st century and thus cut costs to doctors
WAY down. I know our doctor is beginning to use a level of their
computerized systems (almost all notes directly on the computer and all
prescriptions sent electronically directly to the pharmacy) but has yet to
update the medical records system they use.
However, there are a lot of people (thousands) not covered by the French
plans (there are about 3 you have to choose from) AND it is not 100%
coverage. People have to buy their own supplemental or pay anywhere from
20-40% as co-pays.
And I suppose you could say that society provides the healthcare in Japan.
Employers and employees pay the fees, out of each paycheck, for themselves
and the poor. And you do have a co-pay although they have a monthly
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob" <becida at comcast.net>
> In Canada or France or GB or Japan this would not be an issue, it
> would not come up. Health care is like fire protection or police,
> it's something the society does.
> becida at comcast.net
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