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  •  It's not, though, which is the problem (1+ / 0-)
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    my pet rock

    Instead of figuring out the treatments that work and are cost effective and distributing them as widely as possible, we have a system biased in favor of very expensive treatments for populations that have insurance (old people and the better off).

    It's a kind of market failure.  In other systems, there's lots of stuff to encourage people to be more healthy their whole lives.  Here, we feed them poison food and encourage them to try to wait until they are 65.

    "Dream for just a second and then do it!" -- Kolmogorov

    by theran on Wed Dec 23, 2009 at 08:12:34 AM PST

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