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Cicada

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6. Japan has price controls
Tue Sep 19, 2017, 07:32 PM
Sep 2017

Doctors have a big book with the cost for services. Stitching up a cut up to 5 inches is X yen. 5 to 11 inches is Y yen etc. the cost for various medical scans is about ten percent of our cost. And all these costs are set to provide a fair profit. The Japanese use more hi tech treatment than we do. I think they go to the doctor more often. The average doctor meeting lasts 4 minutes. You can usually see your doctor today or tomorrow.

Almost every country has a mix of govt and private health care. In Canada they have private insurance for stuff their govt paid coverage omits, like our Medicare supplement policies.

Since a mix of govt and private works well in all major countries, Canada, UK, Japan, Germany etc I see no reason to automatically ban all private providers.

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