Re: Healthcare (was Re: John in Alaska)

Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 13:19:17 MST

Brian Williams writes:
> I think the point of improvement for U.S. health care is to take a
> more pro-active approach. People should see their doctors regularly
> and as the old adage goes "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound
> of cure". The system should be structured economically to make this
> happen.

Again I want to remind you that Robin Hanson, who as an economist who
has studied health care issues is in a position to know, has pointed
out that there is little objective evidence that this practice will
improve health. According to Robin, what evidence there is suggests
that seeing the doctor regularly does not do much for your health.


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