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  •  "skin in the game" and scarcity (3+ / 0-)
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    ladybug53, Spoc42, mofembot

    that whole argument operates on the assumption that making health care free equates to setting out the free cheese sampler at the grocery store. Lowering the costs of health care is not going to entice people to suddenly put the doctor's office above Disney World as a family recreation spot.

    Plus--as the original diarist noted, even the amount of $3--a token amount to most of us--would have put the man in the wheelchair into a cascading world of misery were it not for the intervention of a kind and compassionate soul, who may or may not be there next month.

    When a resource like oil becomes scarce, it's "drill baby drill" - when a resource like medical care becomes scarce, it's "suck it up and pay more"--yet more doctors is certainly more attainable than more oil.

    How does the Republican Congress sit down with all the butthurt over taxing the wealthy?

    by athenap on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 05:52:23 PM PST

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