Tag: health care

Death sure is cost-effective, isn’t it?

February 21st, 2008, 3 Comments

I just read Death Be Not Proud (But It Is Cost-Effective) by Chez Pazienza. In his story, Chez talks about his stay in the hospital to have a marble-sized brain tumor removed. Across the room during his stay in neuro ICU, he saw a person far worse off than himself: staples all around his head, […]

Why Are We So Afraid of Socialized Medicine?

January 29th, 2008, 26 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, so time to put down some thoughts. First, what is socialized medicine? If we listen to the politicians that label health care as “socialized”, it seems to be “anything that is paid for by taxes and delivered free or cheaply to citizens.” Putting aside the question of whether […]


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