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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Thoughts on government health care...

...from a breast cancer surgery specialist:

In 2006, Medi-Cal (California’s version of Medicaid) denied payment for one of my patient’s breast cancer surgery due to “incorrect gender.” She was as surprised as her doctor. After five appeals and nine months had elapsed, Medi-Cal finally paid me $253 for the two-hour cancer operation and 90 days of follow-up care.

So forgive me if I am a bit skeptical at the reform proposals made by California’s Republican Governor and at least three Democratic Presidential candidates, all of which include a greater role for government in funding and directing medical care for lower-income populations.
She's got some suggestions, and yes, they include Health Savings Accounts.

Read the whole thing.