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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-10-09 02:36 PM
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5. There needs to be some responsibility on the part of the patient. BUT, once profit is taken out of
the monetary equation, the decision can be made on the basis of sound, MEDICAL, principles and guidelines.

We can at least hope that the decision criteria have the interests of the patient high on the list. With corporate control, that is not possible.

As to being removed from the cost consequences - some of us believe that everyone should get the same level and quality of care.

As with everything, the devil is in the details.

Should the plan (whatever it is) cover your infertility issues? That is a debate that can occur.

Should the plan cover cosmetic surgery, e.g., a nose job, for vanity?

Should the plan cover a nose job as part of facial reconstruction after a car accident?

These questions and terms can be debated (and voted on, if necessary).

But, the income of the patient or their "worthiness" to society should not enter into the decision, IMO.

I'm for letting the doctor and the patient decide, within the guidelines that are set up.

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