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Rich people and healthcare

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Scorpion Ghost, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    I know this is not a health forum, but it is a money forum.

    Say money is no object, can anyone give me any examples how a rich person would get better healthcare over a poor person?

    One example is Elon Musk and hair loss. There's a photo online of Elon when he was younger, and he had real bad hair loss. You look at him now and it's like he never had a problem before. Some say he got hair implants, some even say he may have gotten some treatment that's only available to the super rich that we don't even know about.

    Do you believe that there's treatments out there that are only available to the super rich?

    Can you give me any examples of how a rich person will get better healthcare over a poor person?

    I know it's a little broad of a question, but I'm tired, and I'm wondering. Just anything that comes to mind, post it.

    Thanks
     
  2. rafark

    rafark Regular Member

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    Yes of course. It's not always the case, but generally the higher tge price, the better the quality, not always, but pretty often. And it makes sense.
     
  3. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think, to an extent, these two concepts are closely interlinked.

    The assumption could be that 'better' healthcare is that which is technologically advanced and which employs the use of both the most experienced practitioners but also the most up to date research; drugs and equipment. Healthcare development is a costly business and the newest drugs, for example, are expensive.

    Here in the UK, the decision making body (NICE -National Institute for Clinical Excellence) have stated that the newest drug for treating Malignant Melanoma cannot be used because it is too costly. ( £80,000 per patient).

    A wealthy patient may well decide to self fund such treatment.

    That isn't to say, of course, that there aren't hugely talented and caring practitioners providing excellent care to patients but they may not be able to prescribe the newest or more advanced treatments.

    source: https://www.quora.com/Does-being-wealthy-really-afford-you-the-best-healthcare
     
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    ramondgreat Newbie

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    the more money you possess , the more options you have... it is applicable in health care.. money is power..