[ RadSafe ] Isotope shortage affects patients

garyi at trinityphysics.com garyi at trinityphysics.com
Thu Dec 6 14:56:50 CST 2007

On the other hand, every single person sooner or later comes to a time when no amount of 
money is enough to buy a life extension, regardless of how you divvy up the costs.  That is 
true whether the price is market driven or regulated by the Fed.  Eventually the question 
becomes: how much of your kids future will you sell off to keep your parents around a bit 

In terms of what is optimal for society, I suspect that the brutal truth is that a young vigorous 
populace beats an old retired society every time.

And Radiation! Yes, radiation is so relevant because ... because... nobody wants a half life! 
Yeah, that's it. Its all about radiation.

-Gary Isenhower

On 6 Dec 2007 at 10:07, Brennan, Mike  (DOH) wrote:

Subject:        	RE: [ RadSafe ] Isotope shortage affects patients
Date sent:      	Thu, 6 Dec 2007 10:07:21 -0800
From:           	"Brennan, Mike  (DOH)" <Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV>
To:             	<radsafe at radlab.nl>

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But never loose sight of the underlying assumptions of Free Market
theory, and that one of them is that at a market driven price some
people will not be able to afford what is for sale.  In a health care
system not being able to afford something often means death or
incapacitation, and even worse (from an economic POV) loss of
productivity.  This may well be sub-optimal for society at large, to
say nothing of the individual in question.
Gary Isenhower, M.S.

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