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Comment: Re:A small part of me (Score 1) 591 591

You seem to think that insurance companies are driving the price of healthcare, and not providers. Insurance prices are set basically like this:

insurance premium = estimated cost of providing care (that is, the fees charged by healthcare providers) + taxes + admin expenses/profit

If you have a giant hospital system dominating a metro area, what do you think would lead to lower prices:

1) One or two giant insurance companies negotiating with the hospital on behalf of the majority of the residents of that metro area

or

2) 15 different insurance companies, each with a few thousand members in the area negotiating rates with that hospital?

Comment: neat (Score 1) 102 102

I recently had a small stroke on the left side of my brain. The only impact I can tell is some very slight speech problems, which are almost gone just a few weeks later. It would be neat to compare my MRI to the areas mapped out by this to see if I can notice any losses. Too bad my neurologist is not interested in talking more than spending five minutes telling me to eat better and take aspirin and a statin from now on.

Comment: Re:ipad + note taker HD (Score 1) 425 425

Forgot to add, what makes note taker hd so great for me:

0. decent handwriting capture
1. import pdf files and annotate them with handwritten notes
2. export notes to .pdf file and send via email
3. tagging of notes/notebooks and a good search database to help you find notes on any given topic

Comment: ipad + note taker HD (Score 1) 425 425

The best combo for handwritten note's I've found is ipad + the note taker HD app.

If there is something as robust available for android I'd love to hear about it. I'd sell my ipad and switch.

As an added bonus, note taker HD is written by the guy who created the first spreadsheet, visicalc.

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