Incentives to Health

With public health care, people have less incentive to look after their health. I think things that harm health should be taxed to compensate for the burden they put on the public health care system and do discourage their use, e.g. equipment for dangerous sports, fast cars, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, junk food, high fat food, sugar, soft drinks… Similarly, things that protect health should be subsidised, such as health club memberships (so long as you actually attend), dogs, fresh fruits and vegetables…

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)