stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 14:16:26 UTC 2009
2009/7/21 Dan <dan_ust at yahoo.com>:
> And my point was that there's no clear line between elective and non-elective. It's arbitrary -- even if clinicians, bureaucrats, insurers, patients, you, me, and the Great Spaghetti Monster might agree that someone bleeding with a deep gash in his neck is clearly on the non-elective side of the line. Under a true voluntary system here -- i.e., one where there's no coercive interference -- the decisions would made, IMO, in the best fashion because there'd no third party coercively entering the relationship to impose its view of what should be done.
So who would make that decision, if you're bleeding and I'm having a
heart attack, and there aren't enough facilities to treat both of us
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