Botox Box

Here is a recent article from one who is only second to P. J. O’Rourke in the ability to turn a phrase:
“In the past few years, The New York Times has indignantly reported that doctors’ appointments for Botox can be obtained much faster than appointments to check on possibly cancerous moles. The paper’s entire editorial staff was enraged by this preferential treatment for Botox patients, with the exception of a strangely silent Maureen Dowd. “As the Times reported: “In some dermatologists’ offices, freer-spending cosmetic patients are given appointments more quickly than medical patients for whom health insurance pays fixed reimbursement fees.” “As the kids say: Duh. “This is the problem with all third-party payor systems — which is already the main problem with health care in America and will become inescapable under universal health care. “Not only do the free-market segments of medicine produce faster appointments and shorter waiting lines, but they also produce more innovation and price drops. Blindly pursuing profits, other companies are working overtime to produce cheaper, better alternatives to Botox. The war on wrinkles is proceeding faster than the war on cancer, declared by President Nixon in 1971.”
See the rest at
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34179
You might be aware that fees for all cosmetic plastic surgery and Lasik, both of which are typically not covered by third party payers, have consistently gone down for the past 10 years! And there are many, many expensive advertisements in the newspapers (what’s left of them) and on television. Still, our government is trying to bring costs down by mandating, not merely encouraging, medical care to be paid by a third party? Those folk are in cloud-cuckoo land for sure.
You also might be aware of the proposed tax on cosmetic surgery and pharmaceuticals
as such as Botox. That would be a national disaster. Can you imagine what Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer would look like without Botox? Yikes.Here is a recent article from one who is only second to P. J. O’Rourke in the ability to turn a phrase:
“In the past few years, The New York Times has indignantly reported that doctors’ appointments for Botox can be obtained much faster than appointments to check on possibly cancerous moles. The paper’s entire editorial staff was enraged by this preferential treatment for Botox patients, with the exception of a strangely silent Maureen Dowd. “As the Times reported: “In some dermatologists’ offices, freer-spending cosmetic patients are given appointments more quickly than medical patients for whom health insurance pays fixed reimbursement fees.” “As the kids say: Duh. “This is the problem with all third-party payor systems — which is already the main problem with health care in America and will become inescapable under universal health care. “Not only do the free-market segments of medicine produce faster appointments and shorter waiting lines, but they also produce more innovation and price drops. Blindly pursuing profits, other companies are working overtime to produce cheaper, better alternatives to Botox. The war on wrinkles is proceeding faster than the war on cancer, declared by President Nixon in 1971.”

See the rest at
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34179

You might be aware that fees for all cosmetic plastic surgery and Lasik, both of which are typically not covered by third party payers, have consistently gone down for the past 10 years! And there are many, many expensive advertisements in the newspapers (what’s left of them) and on television. Still, our government is trying to bring costs down by mandating, not merely encouraging, medical care to be paid by a third party? Those folk are in cloud-cuckoo land for sure.

You also might be aware of the proposed tax on cosmetic surgery and pharmaceuticals
as such as Botox. That would be a national disaster. Can you imagine what Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer would look like without Botox? Yikes.

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