>> michael perelman <michael at ecst.csuchico.edu wrote:
>> >> Our health care represents a high share in part because of
>> the huge profit margins ...
>> Les Schaffer responded:
>> how big is the profit margin?
>> Enrique Diaz-Alvarez <enrique at anise.ee.cornell.edu> responded:
>> According to Consumer Reports, 21 cents out of every dollar
>> collected by HMOs in premiums is spent in something other than
>> health care
yes. i know that not all of a health care $ goes to health care per se. my question is, does it go to paying ancillary people's salaries, bureaucratic machinery, or does it go to large __profits__ as michael perelman has suggested.
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