On 3/13/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">BillK</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
But if you include the huge scale of medical fraud, worthless<br>treatments, unnecessary surgery, 'snake-oil' concoctions, useless<br>supplements, etc. etc., then Robin may have a point that 'overall'<br>there isn't much benefit.
Oh, sure; that isn't what he said, but if the claim were changed to
"the majority of the dollars spent on medicine don't do much good",
then that would be much more reasonable.<br>
</div><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">But I feel that including all this fraud is a mistake. There are many<br>medical treatments and operations with obvious life-saving benefits.
<br>You just have to stay away from the hucksters and conmen (and Mexican<br>cancer hospitals).<br><br>Robin's claim is like saying you should not bother getting your car<br>serviced or repaired because there are so many mechanics ripping
<br>people off, that 'overall' you might as well stay away from car<br>workshops.<br>