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Old January 6 2013, 12:31 PM   #40
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Re: Critical care: Satire on socialized medicine?

JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
Also, I think if we do have a system that's entirely based on need, then people who engage in risky behaviors like smoking or skydiving should have to pay more. But that's a tangent.
Cigarettes are 16.00 a packet here, for the cheap ones. That's mostly thanks to taxes. So govco sucks back some of the cost of paying for people's emphysema/cancer care by charging those that brought it on themselves.
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