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  •  The reasoning is pretty easy (0+ / 0-)

    Poor people with no medical insurance don't go to the doctor until the symptoms are unbearable.

    If it's a chronic disease that's been progressing, that means they enter the system late in the progress of the disease. For many diseases, that's the difference between "We can treat this" and "Put your affairs in order".

    Then there's the cases where the doctor says "We can treat this, fill this prescription" and the patient doesn't fill the prescription because they can't afford to do so - not "If they canceled cable TV they could afford it", but simply no way no how can afford it.

    Now consider a population of several millions. To obtain 9k deaths, you need about one person in one thousand to have experiences like those I describe above.

    One in a thousand is hardly hysterical.

    I'm on a mission! Testing the new site rules.

    by blue aardvark on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 06:17:05 AM PDT

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