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August 14, 2009

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Alston J. Balkcom

Our present system will pay for the medical intervention for the uninsured person who has a heart attack. The person only gets enough care to make them medically stable, but perhaps not enough for them to go back to work and support their family or to pay taxes.

Then send him or her a bill that he or she can't pay. This ruins their credit.

A system that pays for the cheaper preventative care allows this person to avoid or postpone a heart attack. They pay taxes longer. They parent their children longer.

We should have a system that makes sense and doesn't limit payments to emergency care, but encourages preventative care.

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