Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Wed Jan 19 04:51:40 GMT 2011

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 09:57:24PM -0600, Eric Oppen wrote:

>> ?  I said *universal* health care  JW's high end is obviously better than
>> ours, but the low end is probably "sell your spare kidney to pay for
>> it".  Actually, no, no one wants your kidney anymore, they can grow
>> their own, the low end is prostitution or selling your children.
> Considering that JW's got about a thousand years' worth of technology we 
> don't have, I'd be surprised if they didn't have much better  
> health-care.  I can think of a whole bunch of things (effortless weight 
> control, forex) that would make me a very wealthy man if I had them 
> here-and-now and could sell them to people.

Poor agrarian planets of the Nexus like Athos almost certainly have
better health care available than we do.  But on JW, you won't get
anything if you can't pay for it.  I said Chile has better *universal*
health care than the US.

-xx- Damien X-) 

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