Re: Why no Opera?
On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 03:13:06PM -0500, Harry Penner wrote:
> In other words, the people who have a choice whether to accept the
> quality and wait times associated with health care in the government
> system, don't. That doesn't make you pause to think, even a tiny bit?
> If you can't let go of that nutty socialism-is-good-for-the-people meme,
> try thinking of it this way instead:
> government monopoly on health care = microsoft/your goliath of choice
government monopoly on health care = everybody gets it
> free market health care = open source
free market health care = only those who can afford it get it
> ...and now we can all feel good about discussing politics on
> debian-curiosa. ;)
Those who can't afford it have to either have insurance or do without,
and insurance companies tend to be much slower at approving care than
the monopoly government system is at providing it. So sure you get a
shorter wait list but you have to wait a while for things to get bad
enough to be approved before you can even get on a wait list.
Some things work better when everybody has access to it and everybody
pays for it (as taxes do). Things like health care, public transit, and