[ExI] socialism

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 14:24:22 UTC 2019

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 9:33 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> That works out to about a decade of study and then you have to pass a
> nationwide examination. And it's not just every country in Europe, people
> in Japan, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Canada,  New Zealand and even
> Costa Rica also live longer than those in the USA and they all pay
> *dramatically* less for health care. If one if looking at the situation
> with a disinterested logical eye there is just no explaining away the
> obvious fact that the USA has the most inefficient health care system in
> the world, I mean... I value libertarian ideology but I value the
> scientific method even more and facts are facts.

You seem to think that the goal of health care is longer life but longevity
is more about healthy living than it is about medical treatments. I think
medicine in the US is expensive because medical insurers, medical
corporations, and congress have, probably intentionally, worked together to
make it a profit center. Drug makers don't benefit from cures, they benefit
from keeping people on expensive prescriptions. Doctors get kickbacks for
prescribing them. Congressmen no doubt get legal and illegal kickbacks, too.

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