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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 09:14 AM
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2. Some lab tests go overseas too, I believe. Read about it couple years
ago. Test info goes overseas for interpretation and reports. No wonder it takes so long to hear back from your physician.

So, pResident bush*, tell me again how this outsourcing makes me safer?
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  -Outsourcing in the medical professions has arrived! Veggie Meathead  Aug-19-04 09:06 AM   #0 
  - Are you serious?  brainshrub   Aug-19-04 09:10 AM   #1 
  - I do not have the name of the Insurance company my dad uses,but  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 09:18 AM   #3 
  - This then flys in the face of the argument against socialized  madmax   Aug-19-04 09:23 AM   #6 
     - It really is not a case for socialized medicine per se because the  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 09:32 AM   #10 
        - So why the fight against Americans buying drugs from  madmax   Aug-19-04 09:47 AM   #18 
  - You might get ready  FlaGranny   Aug-19-04 09:19 AM   #4 
  - Some lab tests go overseas too, I believe. Read about it couple years  havocmom   Aug-19-04 09:14 AM   #2 
  - Wow, I hadn't thought of Insurance companies flying patients to India  spooked   Aug-19-04 09:22 AM   #5 
  - But, but...conservatives are against importing drugs into the US  madmax   Aug-19-04 09:26 AM   #7 
  - Many Indian doctors have gone to some of our finest medical schools and  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 09:35 AM   #11 
  - I have no problem with Indian doctors... but are all of them  madmax   Aug-19-04 09:42 AM   #16 
     - Of course not all of them can be board certified surgeons in the  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 09:49 AM   #21 
        - Since my Rheumatologist is Indian perhaps he can offer a discount  madmax   Aug-19-04 10:04 AM   #30 
  - I know a conservative who favors reimportation.  dorktv   Aug-19-04 02:40 PM   #62 
  - And try and sue your Indian practitioners for malpractice  Spinzonner   Aug-19-04 09:26 AM   #8 
  - I'd bet a jury  yella_dawg   Aug-19-04 09:30 AM   #9 
     - I am sure that our insurance companies have thought about this.  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 09:43 AM   #17 
  - Radiology is being outsourced too  Monica_L   Aug-19-04 09:35 AM   #12 
  - My health care provider  chimpsrsmarter   Aug-19-04 09:36 AM   #13 
  - With new digital XRay technology, there is even no need to send any films.  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 09:41 AM   #15 
  - How do they send them?  madmax   Aug-19-04 09:49 AM   #22 
     - These are sent on secure lines just like your financial data from banks.  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 09:51 AM   #23 
     - what veggie said  chimpsrsmarter   Aug-19-04 09:54 AM   #26 
  - It is obvious that something needs to be done before there is no such  PatriotGames   Aug-19-04 09:38 AM   #14 
  - My thoughts exactly  madmax   Aug-19-04 09:56 AM   #27 
  - But wouldn't that be racist  DaveFL99   Aug-19-04 10:20 AM   #35 
     - How so? Just protect US jobs. That's all I ask for.  PatriotGames   Aug-19-04 10:36 AM   #44 
        - But we can help to reduce poverty in India and bring about a better global  DaveFL99   Aug-19-04 10:38 AM   #46 
           - That's a nice gesture, but I am still for the USA first and for our jobs.  PatriotGames   Aug-19-04 10:45 AM   #49 
           - That's a noble thought, but  HughBeaumont   Aug-19-04 10:46 AM   #50 
              - In the 60 Minutes segment one poster talks about,the President  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 12:39 PM   #54 
                 - I wonder where Americans will fit in in the Indian Caste system.  DaveFL99   Aug-19-04 02:20 PM   #56 
  - I've Seen This  Crisco   Aug-19-04 09:48 AM   #19 
  - hmmmmm.......  onecitzenBtrayed   Aug-19-04 09:48 AM   #20 
  - Well this makes me want to stay in NZ.  onebigbadwulf   Aug-19-04 09:53 AM   #24 
  - It is not just the American Medical System that feels the impact.  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 10:05 AM   #31 
     - That's incorrect. A first rate surgeon in India makes upwards of  charlie105   Aug-19-04 10:32 AM   #41 
        - That depends on the discipline.Of course, cardiac surgeons make  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 10:38 AM   #45 
           - One other important point.Even experienced surgeons in India are paid a  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 10:40 AM   #48 
           - Damn the they should become programmers because they make $8,000 a year  DaveFL99   Aug-19-04 02:46 PM   #64 
              - This is also misleading.$8000 would be for a very experienced  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 03:15 PM   #68 
  - Bet on it.  bemildred   Aug-19-04 09:53 AM   #25 
  - And Accountants.And Research Scientists.And,and,and ..............  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 09:56 AM   #28 
     - Yep.  bemildred   Aug-19-04 10:06 AM   #32 
        - No, no - to replace them, we'll import skilled Mexican & Chinese plumbers  hatrack   Aug-19-04 11:53 AM   #53 
           - True, we are already doing that in spades. nt  bemildred   Aug-19-04 01:17 PM   #55 
           - Exactly  WorstPresidentEver   Aug-19-04 02:44 PM   #63 
  - Virtual surgery - surgery is being outsourced also - with you here.  TNDemo   Aug-19-04 10:03 AM   #29 
  - Does your father live in the U.S.?  trof   Aug-19-04 10:15 AM   #33 
  - Yes.  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 10:18 AM   #34 
  - I've been googling around and found this link  madmax   Aug-19-04 10:20 AM   #36 
  - Thanks, MadMax.Like you, I am also very worried about my children's future  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 10:29 AM   #40 
  - With regard to Homeland Security  bmbmd   Aug-19-04 10:20 AM   #37 
  - Nope.  sadiesworld   Aug-19-04 02:31 PM   #59 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-19-04 10:20 AM   #38 
  - Only $1100? Is that for the procedure only? I ask because the  charlie105   Aug-19-04 10:25 AM   #39 
  - My dad told me that the $1100 was for all the expenses except  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 10:32 AM   #42 
     - That sounds about right. Especially if the clinic has an agreement  charlie105   Aug-19-04 10:34 AM   #43 
     - eeehhhh, i tried to get a ticket to india on 10 days notice  treepig   Aug-19-04 03:01 PM   #66 
        - You can go to many websites and buy tickets to India for a lot less.  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 03:07 PM   #67 
           - guess it depends if you want your frequent flier miles  treepig   Aug-19-04 03:57 PM   #69 
  - No... no way!  Caliphoto   Aug-19-04 10:40 AM   #47 
  - My dad told me that the eye surgery was done in a first rate  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 10:49 AM   #51 
  - Ootacamund was one of the hill stations...  Davis_X_Machina   Aug-19-04 11:47 AM   #52 
  - And I bet all the people were lovely.  DaveFL99   Aug-19-04 02:27 PM   #58 
  - Now that's economical  DaveFL99   Aug-19-04 02:23 PM   #57 
  - You have to remember that these clinics  FlaGranny   Aug-19-04 02:35 PM   #60 
  - You are correct.The clinic my dad went to was essentially catering  Veggie Meathead   Aug-19-04 02:47 PM   #65 
  - I have to agree with you, this story seems really oddball  bleedingheart   Aug-19-04 04:49 PM   #71 
  - Flight boarding, we are taking respiratory patients, then broken bones.  Neshanic   Aug-19-04 02:37 PM   #61 
  - I'd don't know if I buy this story or not  harper   Aug-19-04 04:21 PM   #70 
  - I guess I'm part of the evil empire here  drbtg1   Aug-19-04 05:07 PM   #72 

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