Argentinian Legislature Comprised Entirely of Doctors?

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Nope. But that didn’t stop them from declaring what is or is not a disease. Obesity, anorexia, and bulemia had to be declared diseases so that afflicted individuals can get treatment in the state healthcare system.

This is the very real danger of socialized medicine: your legitimate medical problem can be legislated away just as easily as other medical problems can be legislated into existence, by people with absolutely no qualifications to diagnose you.

12:32 pm on August 14, 2008
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