[extropy-chat] Who Gets Expensive Treatments Under Socialism?.

spike spike66 at comcast.net
Fri Apr 27 14:14:22 UTC 2007

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> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of ben
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> Socialism?.
> 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')...
> They'd also know when to be proactive, and pester you to get that pap
> test/cholesterol test/prostate exam/whatever done... ben zaiboc

Ben, a company I worked for 20 years ago did something a little like this.
They offered a number of programs to help the smokers kick the habit.  One
of the programs was an attractive and sincere young lady who was a carer and
encourager.  Didn't work in most cases, but that does lead to an idea like
yours, especially for encouraging middle-aged men to see the medics for the
old one-finger howdy, that exam we all put off, in some cases with fatal
results.  Hospitals or companies could hire an attractive young lady to get
palsy walsy with the guys in a vaguely provocative way, encouraging,
appearing eager to be present at the examination and so forth.  Lives could
be saved.  Good idea, ben!



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