[It is pretty obvious to most Americans faced with ever increasing medical costs (combined with constant battles with their insurance companies to obtain promised recompense for same) that something is drastically wrong with American medicine.

On the macro scale we are the only developed nation without a universal medical system (single payer) that delivers excellent medical care to all (including visitors) at costs far below the per capita in the U.S.  Americans are beginning to catch on to the fact that our system is broken,

However, on the micro level all of us are threatened by the spread of diseases and massive increases in medical expenses caused by the failure of our federal government to play its most basic role in regulating such things as reported below.  And how many of us are stiffed by insurance companies.  One of ours has fought year after year to find ways not to pay up — Cigna which boasted massive profits this last year and which has been found to be an offender by our most recent NY Attorney General, now Governor, Eliot Spitzer.

In human terms people are dying needlessly because they only get to an emergency room when the pain is great — and often then too late to save a life.  The article following reports the worst disgrace — killing babies in Amerika.  Read and weep!  Ed Kent]

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Pediatricians Voice Anger Over Costs of Vaccines
By ANDREW POLLACK
Doctors say the soaring cost of new vaccines make it
difficult for them to buy the shots they give their
patients.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/24/business/24vaccine.html?th&emc=th


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