12 January 2008

if you care about sick people, you will make sure they can't seek help

Boston Mayor Menino is not alone in opposing low-cost health care (like those who prefer to keep prices artificially high), although his arguments don't make much sense. take this statement:
Allowing retailers to make money off of sick people is wrong.
it would be much better for sick people to die than for someone to make a profit off of them. let's storm the waiting room! in-store clinics are just the tip of the tip of the iceberg when it comes to freeing up regulation that can lead to easier and cheaper access to health care for those who can't afford to grandstand.

fyi: the comments at the linked article are really worth reading. thanks, MJP.


  1. make sure you know what recipe you're using.

    it may happen and i'd love to have to eat that crow, but i don't think i'll have to.

    i admit fully that the US health system sucks, which is why i think all doctors are cranks and almost never see one. and i have good benefits.