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Subject:  Re: Is health care a right? Date:  10/11/2010  6:40 AM
Author:  JDCRex Number:  533541 of 740904

There is no such thing as a pragmatic realism that is based on ignoring reality.

Yeah - silly me!

It's so unrealistic to acknowledge that the human animal is very likely to get sick at some point and that not all of them will be able to afford treatment for various reasons. If only I'd realise it - the more people who read Atlas Shrugged, the less ill the populace is!

I'd also forgotten that people are machine-gunned at hospital doors if they can't pay. I was under the insane impression that they get treated in emergency wards at a comparatively huge cost that ends up being paid out of the public purse anyhow and might have been avoided and/or the strain on the collective wallet lessened with an earlier intervention. Lucky I've got an ardent realist like you to set me straight.
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