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William K.
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William K.   1/20/2014 9:01:45 PM
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Cabe, I would blame a phenomena that I call"the auction effect" for the increasing costs of medical everything.

At an auction the goods are sold to whoever pays the highest price, not to whoever needs them or wants them the most. They are sold to those willing to pay the highest price. In a similar manner, the insurance companies being willing to pay any price have separated the selling price of medical services from the actual cost of delivering them. Thus prices rise because of the demand, which would not be there if insurance was not paying.

It is true that the legal system and reckless courts also contribute to the rising costs, but that is a different problem, which could be reudced by closing all of the publicly funded law schools.

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Cabe Atwell   1/20/2014 5:38:13 PM
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There's no doubt that significant medical technology advancements are one reason costs are so high, however I'm going to blame the ACA (Affordable Care Act) as well.

William K.
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Staying stopped
William K.   11/26/2013 11:05:01 AM
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Maintaining a position is quite demanding for any kind of electric motor, and so one reasonable option would be to include a mechanical brake to hold position once the load was stopped. By using the brake to only hold the stopped mechanism in position, rather than to stop it, brake wear is avoided, with the added benefit of no wear products being produced. Also, much more holding force can be provided than the motor could deliver. So mechanical holding brakes are another way of improving the motion system.

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Great medical advances
Rob Spiegel   11/25/2013 10:06:08 AM
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These medical technology advances are part of the reason health care costs are rising. However, the benefits of this technology will drive down the long-tem cost of health care and improve the ultimate results in better health.

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