If you were to log in, you'd be able to get more information on your fellow community member.
In my opinion a PDA is *worthless* if you don't wear it. You won't get your money's worth. It won't be there when you need it. You won't take notes on it. You won't look things up in it.
Our healthcare costs are inflated because we have a fourth party payer system. Price signals do not reach the decision makers. That is, patients and doctors decide on care, with minimal regard to cost but with careful attention to paperwork. The health "insurance" companies have little real incentive to control costs because they pass costs on to their customer, the employer. The employer may switch to another insurance company next year, but some other employer will switch back. This started with the wage and salary controls set up in WWII. Employers competed with benefits instead of paychecks. Health care is the last vestige of that. The only way to control costs is for those who pay the bills to make the decisions. There are two ways to do that. One way is for the government to decide care and pay the bills. That will be like the HMOs of the '80s, only there will be no escape. There will be a tendency to increase the administrative budget while cutting the service budge...
Patrick L. He didn't say that Nazi Germany was not evil. He said that is is currently fashionable to *say* it was evil. At one time it was fashionable to say it was *not*.