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Response to on point (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:06 AM

22. On Medicare spending, I would require a system whereby the general practioners are "gate

keepers" when it comes to referrals to specialists. For instance, I know that I can see a cardiologist for treatment of my high blood pressure. However, I have no indication of heart disease and can be treated with medication by my GP alone. On my yearly checkup he does the necessary basic tests and exams to see if I have anything else going on. The GP's role needs to be expanded in this regard. It's a waste of money to have someone like me treated by a cardiologist...

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