[extropy-chat] Who Gets Expensive Treatments Under Socialism

ben benboc at lineone.net
Wed Apr 25 20:46:04 UTC 2007

"Stathis Papaioannou" <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:

 > On 4/25/07, ben <benboc at lineone.net> wrote:
 > >
 > >
 > > I've wondered before if there would be a niche for 'professional health
 > > carers', i.e. people who get paid to care about (not for) your health.
 > > They would be augmented by expert medical systems, know enough about
 > > medicine to know when it's time to call in the big guns, but above all,
 > > they would be 'carers' (as in 'care about', rather than 'care for').

... etc.

 > > I dunno, maybe it's a tall order, but i think it would be a vast
 > > improvement.

 >You're describing GP's, or perhaps community nurses.

No, the difference is that GPs and such come and go. The point of the 
idea is that you have someone who stays with you and gets to know you 
and your details, and builds up a personal relationship. Each one would 
have a relatively small number of clients that they could pay attention 
to. GPs are far too busy, and you have to get a new one if you move.

ben zaiboc

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