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  •  NOW how much would you pay? Don't answer yet (5+ / 0-)

    Remember that teaser?
    It's based on that fundamental pillar of the holy capitalist temple; supply and demand.
    If there is competition in health care services, why don't I get flyers advertising specials from the ambulance company or the hospital, alerting me to certain times or products that qualify for a super duper discount? Where is the rewards program for my customer loyalty?
    If Der Ami's hypothetical occurred at 1;30AM on a Tuesday, shouldn't the cost of treatment be lower than during a rush? It's not like there's a lot of demand that time of night...

    More simply, how much would Der Ami be willing to pay for his treatment if the symptoms described an inconvenience, a chronic but manageable problem, or a certainly fatal disease, if left untreated?
    How much would Der Ami be willing to pay to stay alive? For most people, the answer is "everything I have and everything I can steal".
    Supply and demand is an obscenity when applied to medical care.

    Last full month in which the average daily temperature did not exceed twentieth-century norms: 2/1985 - Harper's Index, 2/2013

    by kamarvt on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 06:32:23 AM PDT

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