Interest's Conflicts

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    Choosing between health and cost is a challenge, for governments -- and for individuals.

    (This is one of my first sincere attempts at a "macro," so be kind.)

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    1. Joakim.Larsen 50 months ago | reply

      Yeah, but the businesses are winning either way....
      Lovely orange - is that garrot dye?

    2. d_rod 50 months ago | reply

      Hmmmm....drugs or greed? I'd choose greed, because with greed, I'd end up with both...but that's just me.

    3. pangalactic gargleblaster and the heart of gold 50 months ago | reply

      there shouldn't have to be a choice in the first place, if the government can act rationally.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    4. troutwerks 50 months ago | reply

      Come to Canada!

    5. Brownie Bear 50 months ago | reply

      Keeping the health budget under control is always a problem. The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK was founded in 1948 ~ it hit its first funding crisis in 1950. It has gobbled ever larger sums of money since.

      Now we have postcode lotteries where people with say an Oxford postcode (OX) do not get the same entitlement to cancer drugs as say someone in the neighbouring Berkshire postcodes (RG) just 40 minutes drive away. All this despite the fact we all pay for the same NHS through the same tax on our income ~ National Insurance.

    6. stuinmcr 49 months ago | reply

      Even with our (the UK's) imperfect system I am rather grateful to live in a society with universal health care.

    7. BundleHQ 40 months ago | reply

      This is a great photo! Thanks for making it available via creative commons. We used it to illustrate this article:

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