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|User Info||Atlanta Appeals Court Crushes Obamacare Argument; entered at 2011-08-13 16:21:43|
Sorry, that bull**** doesn't work.|
As soon as you get ill with a serious disease that has the potential to be fatal you immediately have no incentives whatsoever against billing everything you can to other people. There's absolutely no downside for you in such a circumstance.
This is why we're in the mess we have now - there's no incentive for you to make a decision about what you'd like to buy (or not) when it comes to serious disorders - any such decision is simply "spend all I can to get that last breath because I don't have any limit on what can force other people to pay."
This in turn drives up cost and "develops" therapies that have no market in a world where people have to actually fork up the money for what they receive. An insufficient number of patients would be able or willing to spend $100,000 for Provenge to get an average 4.1 months of additional life if it was their money, but if they can force you to pay then everyone with that affliction will choose to bill you "on the come" for that additional set of breaths.