Focus on Prevention of Disease
In an Equal Money System, the focus will be on prevention of disease, thus there will be much less incidence of disease. Currently the majority of research on disease - by corporations, governments, and universities - is done to create new drugs to treat and cure diseases, and for the drugs that are created to prevent disease even they do not address the core cause of the disease.
For example, consider a company that designs a drug to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels in one's body. Is this the best way to address the problem? Or would it make more sense to investigate why we are consuming so much cholesterol which is causing the heart disease? Obviously this would cause a problem for companies which produce and market the foods which contain high levels of cholesterol which would sell better than for example a food which is more supportive of the body but costs more to produce.
The Profit Motive and Competition Create more Problems
In an Equal Money System, the profit motive would not exist, thus the decisions made on whether to produce a certain drug, design a certain treatment, or to rather utilize resources to investigate ways to eliminate the health problem all together. Currently these decisions are not made according to what will actually benefit everyone, but rather what will secure more long term profitability for a company. Even the universities are not immune from this because they secure research funding and royalties on patents based on the profitability of the research they pursue.
In an Equal Money System the 'health care' system will not function as it does now. We already looked at the point that the focus will be on prevention of disease, but there will be less disease simply because our relationship with our environment will be fundamentally different than it is now. Pollution will not be a problem, bad food, crime, drugs, cancer - these things will simply not be problems any longer, and this is just to name a few. When our relationship with our environment changes to one where we consider what is Best at all times then we will no longer place pollutants into the air as a by-product of making chemicals to create products in order to sell to consumers to achieve profit. Drugs will not be needed to escape from reality, because reality will be a place one in which one would enjoy participating.
With Equality as the Starting Point 'Health' will become a 'Natural State'
When we begin to consider each other Equally and stop competing with each other we will stop creating consequences that create health problems. Health will be the natural state, not something one must achieve and constantly strive to maintain. Thus, the 'expenses' involved when there are accidents such as broken legs, etc, will be very small in comparison to the costs of health care today.
So it will not be an issue of who will pay for medical care, because medical care would only be required for emergencies, which really do not require much from the perspective of resources. It does not cost much to treat a burn or a broken bone. What costs money, currently, are drugs designed to not even cure that which they purport to treat but in many cases to prolong an illness and manage it to an 'acceptable level.' And these drugs often have disastrous side-effects, causing new symptoms which create the need for new drugs and so forth. Resources would not be spent on creating new drugs but would instead go into studying how we have in fact created the majority of all disease on this planet through not considering ourselves as Equal to all that exists. In this way we will learn how to stop creating disease and illness and thus the focus will turn to emergency care.
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