[LMB] No lefties in the Nexus

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Oct 7 00:02:36 BST 2019


On Fri, 4 Oct 2019 18:05:33 -0400, Damien Sullivan
<phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:

>
>> more resources, so while society may have medical care as basic universal
>> human rights, the rich people will *always* have even better medical care.
>
>Have you heard of diminishing returns?
>
>In many countries the "better health care" of private care means "I have
>my own hospital room" or "I don't have to wait as long for elective
>procedures".  The core health care is comparable or the same -- I
>remember hearing that somewhere, if you had something life
>threatening a private hospital would send you back to the public
>hospital anyway, so you're literally getting the same care as the poor
>people.

Indeed so - and in fact in the UK, a lot of the consultants who work in
private healthcare also work for the NHS.
--
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