How to Cut Health Care Costs

An important and complicated question. I have nothing to contribute but a funny little anecdote.

My favourite ex-girlfriend (yes, there's a ranking) told me the following story.

At about the ages 16-18, she tried quite a few drugs, and quite frequently. One day, she visited her family doctor, who knew her quite well.

"So, what is your problem?", he said.

"Well, I see, like, flashes. Like, behind my eyes."

He looked at her: "You see, like, flashes?"


"Like, behind your eyes?"


He looked down and cleared his throat: "What do you want me to do now? Give you some tests? FOR CHRISSAKES, CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE!"

And she did. The flashes soon disappeared.

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