Two Kinds Of Medicine

The fundamental goal of corporate medicine is to make as much money as possible. The fundamental goal of socialised medicine is to keep people healthy and happy and voting for the currently ruling party. Unfortunately, the goal of making as much money as possible rarely coincides with the goal of getting someone healthy as quickly as possible. Sometimes, for example, when the patient has pre-paid for long-term care, it is advantageous to kill the patient. It is nearly always advantageous to avoid expensive treatments or drugs. It is advantageous to arbitrarily reject claims. It is always advantageous to avoid treating people who do not have substantial reserves of money.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)