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Actually, Mr. Brill, Fixing Healthcare Is Kinda Simple | Wired Science | Wired.com

When you need health care, you enter not a market but a con game in which you’re first a guarantor and source of profit, and second a patient. Wired Science blogger David Dobbs explains why the government needs to step up.  See on www.wired.com

Patients have no clout in so-called market driven healthcare because of its fragmented delivery and billing systems.  Having insurance further mystifies the process and hides the information necessary to make market decisions. Something like a patients union is needed to equalize the playing field.  For now, Obamacare is all that patients have to give them some protection against the two Titans in healthcare who have all the market power.

 

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