[ExI] Medical Costs

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Sun Feb 17 23:44:32 UTC 2008

Tom Tobin wrote---in that there insect thread---

> Not having to even *think* about whether I can
> afford a doctor's visit if sick, or an ambulance run
> if injured, is one benefit I'll gladly pay taxes towards.

But it's *important* that you always consider costs.
You realize, of course, what will happen to the system
as everyone takes this same attitude ("money is no

You consider the "costs" of doing everything else, e.g.,
taking the time time to post here, or driving your larger
car to work, or eating out at a fancier place than usual,
etc., etc., etc., (about 15 more etc.s).

Presumably you would want to eliminate the costs you
associate with inconvenience, too!  Why not with our
better technology have highly trained personel at your
beck and call over the web?  That is, any time day or
night you want medical care, it's free.

Not going to happen.  The rationing will take place
other ways.  The nice thing about having individuals
face the costs themselves is that we obtain a very
clear first cut on necessity.


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