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March 19th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Mayo Clinic hailed as model for health care

(CNN) – With just two days before a crucial vote on health care reform there's still a lot of debate over how to keep health care costs down.

One of the world's top hospitals, the Mayo Clinic, is being hailed as a model for doing just that. Our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sat down with the former head of the clinic for this report.

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  1. Allan

    Having seen Mayo Clinic in action in person over 30 years ago, I have been amazed that it has not become the model for all health care.

    In the three days we wandered the halls of Mayo in Rochester, I sat with one man who was crying for joy because his wife had been deaf for decades could suddenly hear again after a simple procedure... I sat with a plastic surgeon who had given his own daughter breast implants for her 15th birthday, when he learned that her problems were being caused by rejection of the silicone implants... and a woman whose husband had been diagnosed with cancer... early enough to cure it!

    March 22, 2010 at 8:14 am |
  2. Freddie

    Mayo may be a model for health care but according to their web page Medicare assignment is accepted only for Minnesota residents. Would their model work if they had to take care of the grannies outside of Minnesota?

    March 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  3. ronvandm

    The real question is if ONE can do it then what is the problem with all the others?

    March 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm |