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Posted by: Gee ( si ) on September 10, 1999 at 17:40:35:

In Reply to: Bombs. posted by Red Deathy on September 10, 1999 at 00:06:47:

: No, the logical conclusion is that everyone in society should have equal access to health care. Nothing more nor less, just as they should have equal access to everything else.

This is a significantly different proposition from the original, and far more understandable. This doesnt deny that people may not receive treatment whilst baksets may be supplied - it simply refers both to equal availability.

: The only factor worth consideration is medical need, in comparison to the ability of the practitioners to treat it.

I would suggest that the will of both participants are vital. having considered the need it would be pointless if the doctor was not willing, regardless of ability.

: Noticably you do not challenge my supply demand model, in its specific point that poor people will receive sub-standard care.

I wouldnt deny that which is palpably true.

: Nationalised health care is not an answer, it demonstrates that socialised treatment is workable, but that in teh end, the damaging health effects of poverty and inequality cannot be met by any patch-up system.

Hence your correct opposition to 'possiblism' and tinkering with systems

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