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In Response to Re: CANCER CLINICS TURNING AWAY THOUSANDS OF MEDICARE PATIENTS:
It is time for health insurance companies and Medicare to take a look at whether lavishing medical care on terminally ill patients actually benefits the patient or does it just generate more revenue for the hospital and doctors. It is time to examine the fee for service model of reimbursement and look for alternatives that place the effectiveness of a particular course of treatment ahead of just generating revenue. It is time to examine whether it makes sense to spend so much on health care during one's final year while ignoring many younger people's medical needs just because they are uninsured. We need to study what other nations with longer life expectencies and better health outcomes are doing so we can make improvements in our nation's delivery of health care. Unless we, as a nation are willing to change our outlook on health care, the situation will only get worse.Posted by golfinsailorGiven the topic, your choice of wording "lavishing medical care on terminally ill patients" leaves something to be desired....but to get to the point; what private insurance companies will provide for paying customer's is a private matter. It has nothing to do with this issue imho and there will always be those who can and will pay more for what they want.In respect to Medicare, well since we all pay for that, this would require alot of input from the citizens who pay for the services and those who would review and suggest and make these types of changes.. There is no doubt that there are some changes needed but who is going to trust who to make these kinds of decisions..There also has to be a change in the perspecitves of the younger generation as those of us who have paid for these programs for all of our lives will be leaving employment in huge numbers as we all know and the younger generation will need to keep them going and pretty soon they will be the only ones here to be responsible for paying for and supporting these programs for the "younger uninsured".