Because you know, then the State can exhibit “humane” behavior. The idiocy of this kind of thinking is beyond me. There are cases where the early stages should be treated as urgent. You know why? Because it is an investment and it works this way: You treat their condition and they get to work and pay you taxes. Wait until they get to the final stage and you’re billed for whatever treatment you offer them without any actual fiscal or moral return.
Update: This is not a post about cancer. This is about how a health system chooses to treat chronic situations. I thought it was obvious. Chronic situations are a real productivity killer, but hey what do I know, right?