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Christina Romer: The Economic Case for Health Care Reform

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Eric25001 Avatar
Posted: 02.24.11, 06:49 AM
Mrs Romer Do you want better healthcare? Lower cost? Longer lifespans? Or do you just think a small group can dictate a better answer than the innovation and brains of the USA at large?Ask your daughter about all the innovation in medical diagnostics, prevention, and care. Be an optimist not a party advocate! Look at protein intake and death and disease! (For example Mannoheptulose, C3H8O3, Trehalose, and other cheap diet interventions to diet and health. Lets give tax free prizes for health care advances!
Eric25001 Avatar
Posted: 02.24.11, 06:37 AM
She needs to read or reread Animal Farm. Is she one of the Pigs? Dogs, or the Donkey? As a true believer it may not enlighten her but who knows one day pigs might fly? She thinks FDR helped or hurt the USA? What is the data? Why not innovate medical care to reduce illness and increase lifespan. G I Dynamics has an innovative device to reduce cost of diabetis and heart disease associated with being over-weight! Lets look at diet and advances in prevention!
Posted: 06.23.09, 11:30 AM
Terrific observation of the health care industry from an operations perspective. The speaker has failed to highlight any radical changes that should be arise from Drug and Medical Devices Industry leading to significant cost reductions. I'm sure they would contribute towards root cause for cost reduction along with Insurance companies. Also does the oversight team have any expert from Pharmacoeconomics?
Z_o_l_t_a_r Avatar
Posted: 06.21.09, 11:13 AM
I don't doubt that the welfare state is causing problems. But I suspect the problem is more complicated than the removal of the welfare state fixing society's problems. There were LARGE problems before it was put in place. If you take it away you create mass ill health, shanty towns and political instability. Which sounds like 3rd world problems.
MeMyself+I4life Avatar
Posted: 06.19.09, 05:16 PM
"Things have been slowly getting better since Obama came into office" Where? In what parallell Universe is that occuring? Your comment reflects that you're just another hopeful, vacuous Obama Voter. "I believe that change will change and it will be a positive change."
8:30dreamer Avatar
Posted: 06.17.09, 03:02 PM
At the very least, it's nice to have some optimistic coverage to offset the rest of the stories on the economy.
Bashful320 Avatar
Posted: 06.17.09, 12:50 PM
She is right though. Things have been slowly getting better since Obama came into office. It would be unrealistic for the public to assume that we will have any kind of quick fix of this situation. However, I think in time we will see significant changes for the better and I believe that we already are seeing some positive changes like she said in consumerism and stabilization in housing.
RoyalWe Avatar
Posted: 06.17.09, 05:35 AM
You have to love the vacuous ease of an unfalsifiable claim. Obama's economic program "prevented a second great depression." Uh huh, totally. And my stupendous mental powers prevented a comet from hitting the entering our atmosphere last week. Don't believe me? Prove that it didn't.

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