Health Is Wealth (6)

The academic literature typically concludes that smoking reduces health costs to society. This is in stark contrast to generally held beliefs that there are substantial health care costs borne by society from ‘vices’ similar to smoking, alcohol consumption and fatty foods (which are the target of future laws ).

I have been studying a lot on FB about how horrible 2016 was and the way folks couldn’t wait to start out a new year. For me, 2016 was fairly awful, however there have been two fantastic occasion highlights that stood out: our Eire journey and my Kripalu yoga retreat. When going through our great moments jar last night time, I acquired to remember that there were other nice moments too. I feel quite a lot of these reminiscences got misplaced and overshadowed by all of the unhealthy.

Furthermore, the pockets of health care which are out of the insurance system and allowed relatively competitive free entry function moderately properly. Plastic surgery and dentistry aren’t disasters. Radial keratotomy (corrective eye surgical procedure) is an efficient instance, as specialization and competitors has led each to decrease costs and elevated quality. I am not the primary dog proprietor to note how simple and relatively cheap cash-and-carry veterinary medication is compared to the identical therapy for humans. Concierge drugs is taking off.

In the seven years I’ve been writing this weblog, I don’t assume I’ve ever written a political submit, and even written one that contains a whiff of politics. However, the occasions are altering; Donald Trump was simply elected as 45th president of this great nation and boy, are folks mad about that. My intention for this post is to share my opinion and viewpoint, not to change yours.

To the commenter, further down, asking why the NHS doesn’t prohibit the usage of company personnel, we can all agree that that would be much more efficient. However, for reasons that could be more difficult than they first seem, NHS trusts are closely restricted on the headcount they’ll take on as full employees. That is each to try to stop budget padding – employees being held on to when not likely ‘needed’ and, some may think, to switch not less than a number of the sources labelled ‘NHS’ into the private enterprise sector (company house owners).