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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another excellent piece on "the public option"

In I read I love my socialist kidney . Excellent piece with a combination of personal experience and hard data.

A few bits to point out:

The author explains how private insurance outright refused to provide coverage for kidney failure. None. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Until the government stepped in.

Shows how Medicare is cost effective and private insurance is not.

Points out how for-profit dialysis "centers" (as opposed to government supported home care in other countries) have crappy outcomes.

The Republicans once upon a time supported universal health care (Nixon, for crying out loud, tried to enact it).

Good to read the whole piece if you have time.

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