Comments on: The French way of cancer treatment http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:16:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: euro-yank http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/#comment-245 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:54:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/?p=232#comment-245 @Gaius_Baltar – profit yes, gouging no.

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By: QuietThinker http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/#comment-231 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:12:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/?p=232#comment-231 The U.S. does not have the best care in the world, just the most expensive.

Hard facts from the CIA factbook:
U.S. ranks 51st in life expectancy

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By: Gaius_Baltar http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/#comment-223 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:19:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/?p=232#comment-223 Does France allow for-profit hospitals?

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By: euro-yank http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/#comment-197 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:45:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/?p=232#comment-197 @PapaDisco – when were those ‘good old days’ was the US healthcare system not for profit?

As a past benefiicary of the french healthcare system, I totally agree with the word “humane” … as in treating the patient like a human and not just a revenue stream as it is in America.

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By: PapaDisco http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/#comment-183 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 01:52:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/?p=232#comment-183 The American healthcare system was so much better when it was mostly not for profit. The notion that for profit business could improve the delivery of healthcare has been soundly proven wrong

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/#comment-175 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:35:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/?p=232#comment-175 “the French system is basically like an expanded Medicaid” – a perfect hint, thank you Anya!

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By: mmcg http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/#comment-166 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:39:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/?p=232#comment-166 Thank you for your story, for it is important to inform individuals of Healthcare around the world. We no longer have investigative journalism, and the only way we can see stories like this is through an “opinion” column.

As we can see, it is the INSURANCE CO’s that dictate our healthcare, with all of the bizarre “billing and administration” and it is the FOR PROFIT Hospitals and “Medical Teams” that send you on the Merry Go Round of the US healthcare system to maximize their returns!! We need to focus on our citizens, and not our shareholders!!

Why do I not have access to all of medical procedures I have had over the last 25 yrs of my adult life? In our modern world of technology, how come google knows of every move I make, yet no tracking for patients to follow their medical journey through life. However when it comes to life insurance pay out, the can research your medical life and know of everything and deny your beneficiaries.

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By: Benny27 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/#comment-161 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:37:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/?p=232#comment-161 It is long past time for the USA to wake up and realize that they are being swindled, not out of their money (although that is happening too), but out of their most precious resource: their time on this earth. Profiteers demonize systems that work very well for patients and taxpayers while the person of average means (and in this case above average means) is shortchanged in their most vulnerable years.

I live in Canada where the system is anything but perfect. That said, I wouldn’t swap my situation for that of my brothers and sisters in the USA for a minute. I hope you all come to your senses and begin to see the truth about “free market” healthcare, if not for your grandparents and parents, then for yourselves.

True notions of conservatism such as we each have to pay our fair share, and freeloaders are not to be tolerated, have been thrown by the wayside in a blind attempt to cast out the “unworthy” from being paid for with “my” money. A true conservative would see that this path needlessly increases the burden on society so that some may enjoy a car that is five years newer than their previous one, or their home can be 20% larger, or however various people choose to spend the money they think they are saving by paying as little as possible in taxes.

To the author: Thanks for the wise words on what I know from experience to be a painful topic. I am glad that in your situation things went well for you and your father at the end. I cannot complain too much, and my own family member who died in a very similar manner certainly didn’t, but I know that even he could have been treated better if we put our collective minds to the task. I shudder to think how many of our old people will spend their last years… simply so us younger people can try to pinch a few pennies… and not even successfully.

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By: ofilha http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/#comment-159 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:53:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/?p=232#comment-159 I love your article and i am sorry about your father, but at least he did not have to worry about his health costs.

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