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Published: Thursday, March 6 2014 9:49 a.m. MST

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

If Obama wants to punish Putin, all he has to do is force Obamacare on Russia!

mcdugall
Murray, UT

@Mountanman - Russia provides universal healthcare coverage for all their citizens. Just a FYI.

freedom in 2017
SLC, UT

gall
that's why so many americans are flocking to russia as they are known for their high quality of care. just a FYI.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

mcdugal. Yep healthcare in Russia is free, if you can get it!

mcdugall
Murray, UT

@Mountanman - Scarcity of healthcare resources is a serious issues across the globe, regardless of healthcare payment and delivery models.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Not any more in America, we got Obamacare! lol

mcdugall
Murray, UT

@Mountanman - ACA helps address some of the funding equity issues while expanding access to those who went without insurance but did little to address the systemic issues. Overall, the healthcare system is too focused on treatment rather than prevention, which is fundamentally more expensive.

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

For the uninitiated, medical care in Russia is very low in both quality and quantity. Seeing a doctor or obtaining other medical care most often involves a bribe. Describing health care in Russia as "free" depends on what one considers free.

Thid Barker
Victor, ID

casual observer. We will live to see healthcare in America degrade to the same point as you have described. According to polls, nearly 50% of American doctors say they will opt out of Obamacare because of the loads of paperwork and ridiculous government restrictions on what they can provide, to whom they can provide it and how they can provide healthcare. The other 50% (if that happens) will be forced to ration their services because they will have no other option! You will likely be seeing a nurse practitioner or a physician's assistant far more than you will a M.D. "With Obamacare broadening the number of insured Americans, physician assistants and registered nurses will play a greater role in treating routine illnesses, giving doctors more time to focus on "really important cases," said one of the architects of the president's health-care law. "We're going to shift what doctors do to the high end, where they are really valuable," explained Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., former special advisor on health policy to President Barack Obama and author of the new book "Reinventing American Health Care."

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