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Quote:Originally posted by StaceyK:
[b](MB): "Possibly not all of them related to obesity either. I don't live in a perfect world, but if I did, I guess all persons would be given healthcare freely and without concerns over money."
I am always puzzled by this...who would pay the doctors and hospitals, etc., when healthcare is given 'freely'? Taxpayers? Some other system? [/b]
I used to be puzzled by statements such as:
"who would pay the doctors and hospitals, etc.,"
(I mean, would the alternative be persons being denied access due to lack of funds?)
until I realized:
[i]In a perfect world, we wouldn't need money.[/i]
PS........ this not presented as verifiable statistic and largely based on what I see with *my own eyes*: With health and other items: Ya know what they say about "The best laid plans of mice and men.........."
There is an idea called: "Preventative Medicine". Good Thing. But, in the back of my mind: "There But For The Grace of God, Go I. (and those I love)."
It's a [b]Big Boolean Thing[/b].
The following given only as *my own unique, highly individual, and personal situation and history*, It is not advice in any manner or form. It is not meant to be representative of anything or a guarantee in any manner or form. It could just have been a "fluke":
I remember being in a car accident. I remember having health insurance (very nice paying too). I remember another passenger in my car having a not so generous, highly regulated form of payment to offer. I remember comparing the bills. I remember being billed more for some similiar services. I remember some charges being waved for the other person. I remember taking a payment plan to remedy my account. I remember squeezing out the extra money every month to satisfy the account. I remember feeling more fortunate despite this. I still do.
I'd like to think that civilization is striving for a "Perfect Society". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] I think the biggest obstacle is defining: "Perfect".



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