[FoRK] Poverty In America: A Special Report

Bill Humphries whump at mac.com
Sun Sep 18 14:46:11 PDT 2011


On Sep 18, 2011, at 2:33 PM, Reza B'Far (Oracle) wrote:

> The waste, IMHO, comes from fundamental inefficiencies in the market system that are otherwise great in other areas, but are not compatible with providing the best health-care to as many people as possible.  I'm not saying I have an answer, but it kind of doesn't matter since the "wastes" in the extra exams, people that don't pay their fair share, etc. are far surpassed by supply chain wastes such as unbundling of services between payers and providers.

In your experience, does a tightly integrated provider system such as Kaiser Permamente do a better job?

-- whump


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