Re: Property rights.

From: John K Clark (johnkclark@fastmail.fm)
Date: Sun Apr 20 2008 - 11:09:23 MDT


On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 "BillK" <pharos@gmail.com> said:

> Large sections of the population are inadequately treated

Many people receive poor medical care because medicine is so expensive
and itís expensive because of government and its ridiculous restrictions
and licensing requirements.

You go to the doctor, your appointment is at 10 am so you cool your
heals for 3 hours and at 1 pm he kindly deems to grant you an audience,
for about 4 minutes. After you kiss his ring you hurriedly tell him your
health problem while the doctor looks at his watch and glances at you
test results, he then gives you a prescription, a permission slip to buy
a drug as if you were a child, he then sends you on your way. You then
give the doctor a big fee, go to the drug store with your permission
slip in your hand, and the doctor buys a Ferrari. This is nuts. Most of
the time a nurse or a computer program could diagnose your problem as
well as the highly paid doctor. True you could be suffering from some
extremely rare bizarre ailment that would take a Sherlock Holmes (or a
Dr. House) to diagnose, but you know what, you probably aren't. It's
possible those tracks were made by a zebra, but they were probably made
by a horse.

Granted no computer program is (yet)as good at diagnoses as a genius
doctor who is willing to devote significant time thinking about it, but
I maintain a computer program will give at least as good a diagnosis as
you are likely to receive in the real world. I think surgery is the only
area where a very skilled human being is still needed, at least for now.

So to sum up, ALL prescriptions should be over the counter, including
Heroin.

  John K Clark

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