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  • Jun 30th, 2009 @ 8:05am

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    re: Comments on this board.

    First visit here and probably last.

    This is too sophomoric. The two commenters that responded to my post don't exhibit knowledge of anything about the topic [ providing medical care ] and couldn't think rationally about it even if they did.

    Dan Kurt

  • Jun 28th, 2009 @ 4:16pm

    Re: Re: Re: This is so far off the mark...

    re: "Re: Re: This is so far off the mark...
    by Anonymous Coward on Jun 28th, 2009 @ 2:05pm
    1) You (plural you) will get what you pay for.
    2)...

    You just lost all credibility right there as far as I'm concerned. While you may generally pay for what you get, the inverse is by no means any kind of truism and I don't pay much attention to those who claim it is."

    As an Anonymous Coward you have no credibility, or is it Craven Coward?

    I suspect you, Craven Coward, are rather young, have not been burned much in life, and are headed for a fall. If you can not hide behind the naivete of youth, you must be just stupid.

    There are few truisms that serve one well through life's journey but one that has worked for me has been: buy the best, pay cash and take delivery. That one will get what one pays for holds for not just individuals but society at large: the Market can not be mocked for long. Understand Caveat Emptor holds.

    Cheers,

    Dan Kurt

  • Jun 27th, 2009 @ 11:48am

    Re: This is so far off the mark...

    There are many intelligent commenters seen here. Unfortunately, most of the commenters are truly incorrect in their attitudes, expectations and knowledge of medicine and how it works. I read Andy Kessler's book The End of Medicine when it was published and his URL is on my daily read list. He may be rich and smart but he doesn't have a clue.

    Let me put it in simple form:

    1) You (plural you) will get what you pay for.
    2) Screw the Physicians and over time you will get mediocre practitioners.
    3) Social Engineering does not work, e.g., Affirmative Action, Malpractice, "Universal Health Care", etc. If Socialism appears to work, you are fooling only yourself. Read Bastiat as a beginning to gain understanding.
    4) You (singular you) will suffer aging, illness and accidents. Your health will only marginally be controllable as you age. No known human intervention can alter this fact and delay only seems to increase the terminal cost of coping with decrepitude. Doubt me, visit a nursing home.
    5) Electronic Medical Records rammed down the throats of medical practitioners is stupidity. EMR technology will be voluntarily adopted when the technology makes sense just as personal computers were adopted over the past 30+ years.
    6) TO REALLY IMPROVE MEDICINE DO YOUR BEST TO TRAIN PHYSICIANS WITH THE HIGHEST IQs THAT CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE POOL OF CANDIDATES WHO WANT TO BE COME PHYSICIANS. POLICIES THAT EFFECT THAT END SHOULD BE THE PLAN.