The Chief Complaint: Dr. Otis Brawley

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    The Chief Complaint: Dr. Otis Brawley - Features - Atlanta Magazine

    I'm going to buy his book.

     
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    does it advocate Republican capitalism or another stupid liberal scheme?

    The Chinese had a stupid liberal scheme for every industry and everyone was starving to death. Then they switched to Republican capitalism and everyone is getting rich.

    Why are liberals too slow to understand even such simple things??
     
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    Hm. My guess is, you didn't read the article. No surprise there.
     
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    does it support Republican capitalism?? Why not??

    You don't need to buy that book, you need to buy a book that will explain to you how capitalism works
     
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    Is there a reason you are not discussing the article.
     
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    its idiotic liberal nonsense. If I'm wrong show us one intelligent thing it says
     
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    So you don't wish to discuss the article? Not a problem. Thanks for playin.
     
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    I do wish to discuss. You think its so great so why not start by pointing out one intelligent thing in it??

    Why be so afraid? What does your fear tell you?? HOw will you learn if as a liberal you are afriad to try?
     
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    He's right that as a society we haven't been very good about valuing prevention. See the effort just this week to completely eliminate the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Or the uproar from certain quarters over the removal of any financial disincentives at the point-of-care for evidence-based preventive services.

    His point about misallocation of resources and poor targeting of services--the "famine and gluttony exist side by side" frame is interesting--is well taken, too. Gets at the Catch-22 that bedevils the whole system: if you're poorer, you're more likely to be in poorer health as well and need more health resources, yet you're less likely to get those resources. So we heap more resources on some and less on others (who often could benefit from them the most).

    Don Berwick was excoriated by the right for having pointed out exactly that in remarks a few years ago: "You could have protected the wealthy and the well, instead of recognizing that sick people tend to be poorer and that poor people tend to be sicker and that any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, MUST redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is, by definition, redistributional."
     
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    Thank you, and exactly.

    This article hit home because my daughter suffers from headaches. Rather than attempting to determine the cause, they are treating the symptom (headache). And I see that across the boards. Unless the patient makes a determined effort to seek alternative medicine, it all seems to be about aiming us at big pharma.
     

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