Medtronic, UnitedHealth Group want to export U.S. health care

  • Article by: JIM SPENCER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 26, 2011 - 11:49 PM

Medtronic, UnitedHealth Group are part of national alliance that says America's "health ecosystem" could be a big winner abroad.

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subotai1Sep. 26, 11 8:10 PM

So these companies want to go screw up other countries health care now, too?

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tedsterSep. 26, 11 8:14 PM

Our healthcare system is a mess and way too expensive. Why would any country want to adopt this mess??? Once again American arrogance believes ours is the best and refuse to listen to other ideas.

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betty99Sep. 26, 11 8:27 PM

Track the costs. I'm betting the drugs and medical devices will sell for a lot less over seas.

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AnondsonSep. 26, 11 8:28 PM

From Wendell Berry "People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food." We've exported the western diet to the rest of the world, let's export our health care system with it! What could do wrong!

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carl12345Sep. 26, 11 8:31 PM

Sounds like another attempt for big business to gain Government funds at the expense of the middle class, making more of our healthcare dollars disappear, under another corporate guise. Isn't free trade what created our economic disability? Old addage - nothing's free, don't be manipulated by the giants.

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llinmplsSep. 26, 11 8:46 PM

follow the dollar signs, more people paying for insurance, someone gets richer.

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evenmorejustSep. 26, 11 8:54 PM

No what they are saying is they want to export jobs and they want the stupid government to help them! Do these foreign countries know what "recisssion" is? It is a term managed care companies use to cancel your insurance if they discover they are not making money off of you! Slow provider paying UHG knows it all too well!

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AnondsonSep. 26, 11 9:01 PM

Have diabetes? You have a metformin deficiency! Have high cholesterol? You have a statin deficiency! Have depression? You have a Prozac deficiency! Anxiety? Xanax deficiency! Anyone else get this feeling that health care is little more than symptom suppression?

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delefoneSep. 26, 11 9:10 PM

Hmmmm, I'm thinking they want to export the call center people who answer Americans' questions when they call about their health insurance. ..... Just like the credit card companies exported their call center jobs to the Philippines, India, etc.

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mnniceguy763Sep. 26, 11 9:18 PM

I thought the health care companies told us they exist for our well being. Oh thats right...they also want to make a hefty product. How dare President Obama try to break up these companies?! Our President was looking after our well being while these "health care" companies were only looking after their wallets.

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