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Old 10-09-2013, 02:04 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by vailpass View Post
It takes incredible commitment, work and skill to become a good physician. There needs to be incentive to attract the best and brightest. Doctors aren't car dealers.
Other countries have skilled, dedicated doctors as well without the pricing inefficiencies and subterfuge. Eventually more people will go abroad for optional, delayable treatment. For example: it costs $13,660 for an American to have a hip replacement in Belgium; in the U.S., it's closer to $100,000.

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