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December 15, 2011

How much should I spend on booze?

Filed under: Uncategorized — surgerycenterok @ 8:57 am

This article appeared in Forbes.  The author asks,”How much should we spend on health care?”  Here’s a question:  how much should we spend on milk?   How much should we spend on booze?  The reason that my questions seem odd to you is that you may not think you have a right to milk or booze and the definition of “we.”  How about this:  I’ll decide how much I spend on my health care and you decide how much you are going to spend and we’ll leave it at that.  How about this for a definition of “we.”  That’s my family and me.  What we can’t come up with we’ll take our chances on local help and charities.  “We’re all in this together” is a recipe for starvation and bankruptcy.  This mentality nearly starved the pilgrims (see my Thanksgiving blog) and has bankrupted communist regimes all over the planet.  Why are so many people determined to learn these awful lessons the hard way?

G. Keith Smith, M.D.

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  1. Only in healthcare do we presume there is a collective.

    Comment by Patrick Gaines — December 15, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

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