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No single issue will be more politicized this election than Medicare and efforts to reform this primary driver of our nation's long-term debt. Please read the following article exposing two major deceptions being propagated by the media and liberals intent on scaring the nation's seniors. Don't forget to read the links at the bottom of the article. They are enormously helpful to understanding this contentious issue.
Almost everyone involved in health care will tell you that the greatest problem in our system is that we pay on a "fee-for-service" basis. Almost everyone is wrong. Fee for service is not the problem, but FFS in a third party payor system. Only in health care is there someone else picking up the tab for our spending.
If we applied the same third-party payment technique to any other segment of the economy we would get the exact same inflationary spiral we see in health care.
Medical care in the United States is derided as miserable compared to health care systems in the rest of the developed world. Economists, government officials, insurers and academics alike are beating the drum for a far larger government rôle in health care. Much of the public assumes their arguments are sound because the calls for change are so ubiquitous and the topic so complex. However, before turning to government as the solution, some unheralded facts about America's health care system should be considered.
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