Health Care Crisis

When Walgreens becomes your doctor's office.

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  • Warphobbler-Kaz 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Inspiration from the Imagination, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    This is starting to happen shortly, in Britain too, thanks to advice from US "experts". SOS! Kaz ;-)
  • Warphobbler-Kaz 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Our Cultures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Justin Goh 6y

    Hi! Your photo is being featured in the Today's Photos blog on Thanks!
  • roryb31 5y

    A shot of a dark sign against a darkening sky! Very scary and very appropriate given the subject matter. We have placed your photograph at our site on medical translation and editing. We appreciate your placing your photograph at Flickr with a CC license. You can see this one at our page at Your name is under the photo, linking to our credits page at Your name is listed there, which then links to your profile here at Flickr.
  • Dave Emerson 3y

    Sounds more like a solution than a crisis. Take the insurance companies out of the equation and prices come down to Earth. I am seeing prices like this for basic doctor's visits all over the place, especially in stand-alone medical clinics.

    If insurance only covered MAJOR medical events, the premiums would be a LOT lower, insurance would be affordable and available to all (but not free, so the liberals would not be happy) and routine stuff would become affordable out of pocket due to normal economic pressure and less expense to doctors for overhead.

    Government and private programs are already in place for the poor and have been forever despite what the liberals want us to believe.

    The only problem with American health care is that it is too costly. The high cost has many factors (none of which are addressed by Obamacare). Getting away from the idea that it has to be "free," cradle to grave, from condoms to heart transplants, all covered by "insurance" is the first step to bringing the costs down.

    Innovative methods like doctor's offices associated with pharmacies to handle simple cases are a fantastic sign that the industry is progressing toward reform without government mandates.

    It would be most helpful IMO if the government would even relax some regulations and allow some prescription meds to be made available over-the-counter, letting the patient, with the help of the pharmacist and computers, determine hisher own needs and avoid paying a doctor at all for simple cases.

    The present direction the government is going is not at all about solving the problems with the healthcare system, it is about taking CONTROL of the healthcare system- which ultimately will cause us to lose our leadership in the healthcare of the world.
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