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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by fdtutf on Mon Jan 16 19:50:57 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by AlM on Mon Jan 16 19:35:25 2017.

I think I understand Spider-Pig's objection to this particular example: Because pharmaceuticals are absurdly expensive, treating someone regularly with drugs for hypertension might actually not be cheaper than treating an occasional hypertension attack at the ER.

Of course, this ignores the fact that leaving the condition untreated would probably result in a cardiac event of some kind that might well prove fatal or require early retirement, which would result in a much more significant reduction in economic activity.

Also, my argument was actually that rather than treating a condition regularly, it's much, much cheaper to actually prevent the condition from occurring in the first place.


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