[ExI] What Makes People Vote Republican

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 03:05:57 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 9:33 PM, Damien Sullivan
<phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu> wrote:
> I never got this "abuse" fear.  Health care isn't like energy, where you
> can use unbounded amounts of it.  No one wants another MRI or
> colonoscopy.  If you got a flu vaccine, you don't need another shot that
> year of the same batch.  If you're not wounded, you don't need
> antiseptic or a bandaid; if you are, you only need so much.  If you're
> healthy, you're healthy.  It's possible for demand to exceed supply,
> especially at the end of life, but it's also at least conceivable for
> supply to exceed demand, which isn't true of energy.

I don't think the consumer is responsible for the abuse, it's the
service provider.  Nobody wants the colonoscopy, but when the dentist
can get paid for requiring it, you will understand the abuse fear...

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