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Subject: Re: HEALTHCARE RANT! Date: 3/15/2009 4:20 PM
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Rat,

You're right. millions in this country are not adequately covered for their health care costs. In a way, it's not fair.

I say "in a way", because virtually nothing is doled out equally. Is health care a right? Maybe. No one is denied basic health care services. But does everybody have a right to the expensive, esoteric stuff?

Some of us get to eat on white linen tablecloths. Others stand in line at Mickey D's. Some have large homes....others crowded apartments. There simply isn't enough money for everone to have everything.

In the US, we spend (roughly) $6,000-per-year for each person on health care. Those with a more socialized system spend only $4,000-per-year....and cover virtually every citizen.

How do they do it?? They restrict health care to everyone. Yes, it's more uniform--more fair--but they all get less than those of us with coverage in our country.

Which is better??....that's the question. But there just isn't enough money for everybody to get everything....even in these life-and-death matters.


Alan (practicing medicine for 30 years)
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