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    I'm a big fan of free markets, with transparent...

    I'm a big fan of free markets, with transparent pricing, and customers choosing carefully between competing alternatives.

    That isn't U.S. healthcare. In part because truly sick patients (say,...
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    The case I cited was a woman being treated at one...

    The case I cited was a woman being treated at one hospital and moved to another 20 minutes away that was better equipped to handle here care. Decision made over a period of days.

    And the point...
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    Couple reasons, Bob. First, interest in what...

    Couple reasons, Bob.

    First, interest in what I'm doing has always motivated me. Not interested in screwing sick people for $$$.

    Second, I'm not a politically-connected private equity firm...
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    This woman is on the hook. And she has good...

    This woman is on the hook. And she has good insurance. Insurer refuses to pay. Private equity firm demands the whole $52K.

    The $3.5 trillion and 18% of GDP we spend on healthcare has to come...
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    This morning's news had an illustrative example...

    This morning's news had an illustrative example of why US healthcare costs are so high.

    A Covid patient was in one hospital - intubated and on pain killers - when her doctors decided she needed to...
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    I'm confused by this, Bill. Part B is one of...

    I'm confused by this, Bill.

    Part B is one of the most affordable insurance coverages possible - under $150 a month.

    As I understand it, anyone who has worked something like 8 years (at...
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