Healthcare providers giving quality care at a reasonable price at the #1 Mayo Clinic provide superb care at an reasonable price below the Medicare average too!
Billionaire healthcare corporate executives are frightened that Americans can discover that they can have much better healthcare using the same model as the Mayo and Cleveland Clinic which provide superb care at reasonable prices due to practices similar to the Veterans hospital which the Bush gang tried to destroy by withdrawing two billion dollars for three straight years and having an income limit to the services. With similar motives in the give away to healthcare corporations which did not improve the health of seniors for on Medicare. The program costing over $500 million dollars has accelerated the bankruptcy of Medicare to 2017.
The book Conservatives Without Conscience by John W. Dean examines decades of academic studies showing that Authoritarian conservatives follow orders well, but just as easily disregard their conscience in implementing policies they know would hurt a large segment of the American people, but be greatly profitable for themselves.
For similar motives they are trying to dismantle the ability of all Americans to get good healthcare that we all can afford.
Vermont Healthcare NY Times Bob Herbert Aug 14, 2009 … In this case, the senator’s claim seems to be very much on the money. The center at Plainfield is modern and well equipped, spotlessly clean, quiet and efficient. Patients that I spoke with marveled at the friendliness of doctors and staffers and said they never felt intimidated. Appointments are easily made, and if it is necessary to see a physician on the same day, or within 24 hours, that is usually not a problem.
All types of patients are served at the center, from the well off to the impoverished. There is a sliding scale of fees for patients without insurance. They are charged what they can afford. No one is turned away. … http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/15/opinion/15herbert.html?_r=1&em Howard Dean's Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform: How We Can Achieve Affordable Medical Care for Every American and Make Our Jobs Safer (Paperback)
Jim Kawakami, August 15, 2009, Health and Finance