How Much Medical Care Can We Afford?
- From: davidp@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:59:55 -0400
From: Habitat for Humility <humility@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: How Much Medical Care Can We Afford?
Date: 05 Jun 2012
mg <mgkelson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:---
toci <gina...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
mg <mgkel...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:>
In the last 10 years, the ## of N California hospital stays
resulting in charges of $1 mil or more rose 7fold. My bet
is that it's the same all over the country & number will
continue to increase geometrically as technology improves.
Typically, what happens is that the patient goes bankrupt,
whether or not he has insurance, and the costs are
distributed to the rest of us.
At 78, I'm willing to give up my "share" of expensive tech
or medication. I'm planning to die soon, anyway. Toci
Maybe we should start a death-panel club. I'll bet a lot of
those people they save don't want to be saved.
When we started suppressing measles, influenza, malaria,
tuberculosis, the defects were allowed to persist. So now
we have greater incidence of Autism, ADHD, Bipolar disorder,
Lupus, Obesity, etc. And we're dumping debt & overcrowding
on future generations, because the combo of birth control &
life extension means fewer young workers to support a
growing number of elderly. Plus all kinds of fun new warfare
techniques, like cyberattack, forest fires, assassinations,
bombs hidden in people, pets, hard drives, etc. We need to
turn the clock back on the disease suppression, to control
the defects & population level. With less sprawl, we'll need
less oil, so there will be less cause for jihads & such.
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to you by Habitat for Humility:
As callous as it is, what you say is very true.
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