[ExI] Health care discussion

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Tue May 12 17:51:03 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 12:59:41PM -0400, MB wrote:
> >> Then, healthcare is only partially responsible of life length of people.
> >> Better food, sanitation, lower crime, etc. can have an effect.

> > True, but that turns "the US health care system is broken" into "the
> > American way of life is unhealthy and broken".  An interesting maneuver,

> "can't provide"?  The food is there, sanitation is there. Soap and
> water are not *that* expensive.  I see people buying junk food while

Dan was the one citing better food and sanitation as possible factors in
lower US life expectancy.

> I'm buying whole grain flour and fruit and vegs.  That is *choice*.

Healthy food isn't easily available in a lot of bad neighborhoods,

-xx- Damien X-) 

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