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  •  Nobody WANTS medical/surgical care, (1+ / 0-)
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    except the tummy tuckers and face lifters. Real medical/surgical care to address illness and injury is what is commonly called a DISUTILITY. It's something people need, if they want to survive longer, but don't want. Which is why it is not suited for the market, which is set up to deal with wants/desiderata.
    Calling it health care was a propaganda effort to get around the fact that disutilities are basically undesirable. The only way to encourage repeat custom, which the free market demands to insure profits, is to trick people.

    Now, one problem with this, in addition to tricking people not being nice, is that people hate being tricked so much that they prefer to admit to being wrong and, in so doing, let the trickster off the hook. I think it's pride that leads us to deny having been rooked. So, we can expect people to be mad and in denial about having been took. We should not expect gratitude for having opened people's eyes.

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