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DLnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-02-09 12:03 PM
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24. Okay, I'm thinking this through.
After removing large profit margins, excessive CEO compensation, excessive administration costs required to fight off legitimate claims, excessive costs on doctors dealing with a bewildering array of intentionally confusing insurance company requirements, advertising costs, lobbying costs, it seems to me that we could have a 'pooling system' that charges a HELL of lot less if we had single payer or at least a widely available public option.

Of course I'm just an ordinary schmuck, not an insurance expert. But, even though I might not know the ins and out of the history of insurance, I think a couple of visits to any doctor's office can make clear even to a moron like me that there are huge amounts of time and money being spent on things that have nothing to do with actual medical care.
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