[extropy-chat] Who Gets Expensive Treatments Under Socialism? (was Cryonics is the only option?)

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 10:17:48 UTC 2007

On 4/16/07, Anders Sandberg <asa at nada.kth.se> wrote:

There was also an interesting study I read about Canadian health care that
> showed that despite putting rich and poor into the same system the richer
> got more referrals to experts and better treatment. The reason seems to be
> that they are simply better at talking to the doctor and asking for what
> they want.

That's true: even when it comes to getting social security benefits that
they just have to ask for, the articulate, well-educated or well-connected
poor do better than the others.  The very worst off in just about any
outcome measure studied are the mentally ill.

Stathis Papaioannou
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