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.........fact that doctors are no longer the agents of patients but instead company employees working on volume and loss prevention. Americans have thus lost advocates for their care and no one takes ownership of the patient. This will be painfully obvious to Americans seeking care in 2014.
Americans need to protect themselves. If we cannot reverse course on this legislation, we will need leverage to protect our self-interests. That leverage comes from controlling where our health care dollars go. Americans should demand Health Savings Accounts (like an IRA for health care), or, at minimum, vouchers or "premium support" for care that will give us some control and ensure that the industry responds to our individual needs.