Comments: Thursday's Special: Liver Transplant

How might a free market in health care work? The Surgery Center of Oklahoma provides a model for a consumer-driven health care market that delivers top quality health care at a fraction of what traditional hospitals charge.
The video: http://youtu.be/0uPdkhMVdMQ

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Posted by Potsie at January 31, 2013 3:40 PM

How might a free market in health care work? The Surgery Center of Oklahoma provides a model for a consumer-driven health care market that delivers top quality health care at a fraction of what traditional hospitals charge.
The video: http://youtu.be/0uPdkhMVdMQ

If you click the link in my name you will be taken to the main article about the story.
Sorry if this posts twice, the spam filter is nasty.

Posted by Potsie2 at January 31, 2013 3:43 PM

The picture is not far off what things were like when I was a young'un. Nobody had any money for health care, and yet, we all got it. The doctors weren't exactly starving either. Barter, payment plans, bank loans, charity, etc. all made it work. Insurance? Virtually no one had it. Hospitalization insurance came in during WWII, but it was mostly limited to employees of big manufacturing companies. And then it grew like Topsy along with the cost of healthcare. Maybe we can't go back, but I like what Potsie2 is showcasing. Sounds like it works.

Posted by Jimmy J. at January 31, 2013 9:00 PM

To understand what things cost sans government, insurance, regulation, lawyers, and bad attitudes, go to the vet. Not cheap, but affordable. Including life saving surgery and hospitalization. And the bar to getting in veterinary school is higher than medical school.

Posted by james wilson at January 31, 2013 11:35 PM

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