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Published: Friday, Feb. 5 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Michael Chandler, St. George

I take issue with Dave Clark stating that 'the health care system is broken'. Health care isn't broken, it's 'broke'. There's a difference. There is a crisis of health care financing yes, largely because of the creation of 3rd party payers (including state and federal government) that distanced patients from knowing or caring about medical costs as well as personal accountability. Health care financing will not be 'fixed' until those fundamental problems are addressed. However, it is likely that state and federal government will continue to seek complex solutions. I recommend reading Thomas Sowell's take on this and other social issues.

To Michael

You're right but at least the State is trying to do something productive within the parameters imposed on them by the Feds.

Alexis Thread

I would have to agree with MC, Look at this Toyota issue. There was a problem with the manufacturing of the car, it was broken. What did they do? Did they go to the dealership and try to fix how they sold it, or try to sell it a different way? No, they went to the core issues of the problem, the raw materials and fixed it. I know it's a stretch but that's what's happening here! Go after the core issues of health "care" reform which are the costs of health care= Dr/Hospital/RX/lawsuits/Patient responsibility (lack of). They are simply treating the symptoms, not the problem. Enough with government "help" already!! As Ronald Reagan put it so well; “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

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