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by John Goodman

Dr. John Goodman is president and founder of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

It’s amazing what the free market can do:

Patients will no longer have to wait a month to see a doctor for an urgent sore throat, wait all day for a doctor to return their call or leave work midday and drive a long distance for a routine appointment. Instead, patients will log on to their computers and find themselves face-to-face with physicians over Webcam.

They also have electronic medical records and malpractice insurance. Medicare patients need not apply.

Full story here. NCPA summary here.

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  Krista wrote @ December 3rd, 2008 at 5:48 pm

This is such an interesting and innovative idea. I was a bit skeptical when I was first reading it, but I think it may actually prove to be very beneficial for our health care system. Undoubtedly there will be some kinks that need to be worked out initially, but once the system smooths itself out, it could be ingenious. The way it is explained, it should benefit everyone involved - doctors, patients, insurance companies, and employers. I really hope the American public warms to the idea. It will certainly be interesting to see where this goes.

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