Re: Why no Opera?
Lennart Sorensen <email@example.com>:
> 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
government monopoly on health care = everybody gets the same pathetic
level of service. Equality is not quality. It's easier and quicker
to get an MRI for a dog here (Canada) than it is to get one for a
> > free market health care = open source
> free market health care = only those who can afford it get it
free market health care = what? The US' system, hobbled by a broken
legal system where ambulance chasers can sue anybody for anything with
impunity? Physicians in the US have to cover their asses with
excessive, unneeded treatments to protect themselves from the legal
system. That's a free market hobbled by a broken legal system.
> 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
Uh huh. You don't think six months on a waiting list for an MRI is a
little excessive? The system also gets to say that you will or will
not get the procedure depending on circumstances. If you're old and
they decide you're not expected to live for much longer, good luck on
getting that operation which might make the few years yo have left
worth living. Bureaucrats as gatekeepers of the health care system.
> 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
Don't get me started on public transit. :-P
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