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  • Opinion: Closer to universal health care

    Opinion: Closer to universal health care

    By Professor Ronald J. Angel, Department of Sociology
    Professor Ronald J. Angel, Department of Sociology
    Published: April 6, 2010

    Professor Ronald J. Angel in the Department of Sociology analyzes the new health care legislation signed by President Barack Obama. Angel argues the bill “is clearly an improvement over the old system.”

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      Denny said on July 9, 2011 at 10:23 p.m.
      As Ronen Avraham, Professor of Law at the university of Texas at Austin, articulates, the following cost drivers of the present health care system have to be addressed and significantly improved upon: underuse, overuse, and misuse (which hopefully includes abuse). Neither the plan by the Democrats nor the plan by the Republicans addresses these three cost drivers. So the current health care system remains in need of reform at the least and a major overhaul at worse. Perhaps an example would help clarify my position. I have a friend who spent just over three hours in the emergency room at a small suburban hospital for a urinary infection. Other than a series of x-rays and an intravenous antibiotic, very little was done for my friend at the hospital. Her bill for this treatment was $4,600.00. To repeat professor Avaham's conclusion, "there is no cost-based way to justify such prices."
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      Bed Guard said on Nov. 16, 2010 at 11:30 p.m.
      health insurance should only be taken from reputable companies, you really don't want to get it from fly-by-night companies ~;"
  • What "Schoolhouse Rock" didn't teach you
    What "Schoolhouse Rock" didn't teach you
    I'm just a bill. Yes, I'm only a bill. And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill. Many...
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