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Dismantling the wasteful machine of health care

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ROB RIKOON

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Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 9:00 pm | Updated: 11:19 pm, Mon Jan 6, 2014.

In last month’s article, I talked about the benefits of retaking local control of the educational and health systems. Here are my ideas of how to do that and why New Mexico’s economy would benefit from reducing its dependency on government-mandated methods of obtaining health care through federally designated channels. While you may find many of these ideas overly simplistic, impractical, cruel or simply disagree with the philosophy expressed herein, I believe that given adequate resources, most Americans can and will figure out on their own what best serves themselves and their families.

Practical necessities call us to take some drastic steps because these two basic building blocks of our society are failing us. The declining quality and increasing cost of both systems’ current operations are telling us that unless we try something radically different, health and education levels of the general population will inhibit rather than promote the welfare of us and our children for decades to come.

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