>From: James Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Public Health Care (was Re: More Green Party)
>Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 18:00:11 -0700
>On Thu, 29 Jun 2000, Damien Broderick wrote:
> > (Major treatment
> > would require a trip to the hospital, of course, and attendant tedium.
> > there's nothing stopping people here from buying insurance and getting
> > swifter treatment.)
>Nothing stopping people, except perhaps that they've already been taxed for
>as much money as they can afford to support the less responsive government
>system. All this does is allow a narrower segment of the well-off to be
>able to afford high-quality treatment than would otherwise be the case.
The welfare state is strangely enough more beneficial to the wealthiest in
society. They can still choose and demand quality, since they have the money
to pay for the service twice. Once for the coertive service, that they don't
use, and second for the REAL service.
The rest of us are stuck with whatever we're given.
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