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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004, Alan Gutierrez wrote:
> You must have a sparkling health plan, my friend, because in has
> been my experience with medicine, especially, that has taught me
> the meaning of Caveat Emptor.
It could be worse. When licensing of doctors was abolished in the US in
the mid-1800's it _was_ worse:
And I would contend that the current HMO led fiasco's are an example of a
return to the practice of medicine by the unlicensed: HMO's are not
required to have licensed doctors make their treatment 'allowed/not
allowed' decisions nor are they legally liable for bad decisions beyond
the cost of the denied treatment. Not even if you die because of it.
> Hmm... Maybe if you'd used lawyers as an example.
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