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Proposal for Medical Seastead – Looking for Collaborators

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  • #16665
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    JLMadrigal
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    admiral wrote:

    Maybe the analysis of MRI and CAT scan images can be outsourced to India or China. Also, expert learning AI diagnosis software can be used, like what is planned with IBM’s Watson.

    I agree.

    As long as analyses by foreign born medics or computers meet the highest standards of quality, I would have no objection. Since the costs of practically every medical procedure in the US are considerably higher than elsewhere, it should be easy to find less costly alternatives in order to provide comparable or superior care on MedStead I.

    The difference in cost is not directly proportionate to quality. The relatively high cost in the US is a reflection of excessive regulation and a scarcity of licensed providers.

    Supply and demand.

    Market failure is a statist myth.

    #16770
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    Alan
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    It’s been a while since I logged in here, but perhaps a year or two ago I started a similar thread about a medical seastead off Florida – though not with the Latin American doctors angle. It’s nice to see that there are people more qualified than myself who are investigating the possibility.

    If there’s anything I can do to help, let me know.

    #16778
    Avatar of JLMadrigal
    JLMadrigal
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    Alan wrote:

    It’s been a while since I logged in here, but perhaps a year or two ago I started a similar thread about a medical seastead off Florida – though not with the Latin American doctors angle. It’s nice to see that there are people more qualified than myself who are investigating the possibility.

    If there’s anything I can do to help, let me know.

    Alan, I found your thread: http://www.seasteading.org/interact/forums/community/general-chat/idea-pain-clinic. Lots of good ideas.

    Any research that you can provide can be inserted directly into the business plan: http://wiki.seasteading.org/index.php/MedStead_I._Business_Plan

    Any other ideas can be brought up on the wiki’s discussion page.

    Market failure is a statist myth.

    #16901
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    joffemd
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    JL: Thanks for creating the skeleton on the wiki.

    Alan: Thanks for pointing out the earlier thread you started.

    At yesterday’s Seasteading Meetup, we agreed to create a small group to further develop this concept. The goal is to have a well defined business plan in time for the June 1st Seasteading Conference in San Francisco. I hope we can effectively engage people who are not physically located inour area. I don’t think the forum is ideal for this purpose, but the wiki should be at least part of the solution.

    With respect to some of the discussion on Alan’s thread:

    (1) I think presribing and administering medications is an important part of the picture. Many drugs are much cheaper in Mexico than in the US due to restrictions on reimportation and patent laws. We need to take advantage of the arbitrage opportunites this sitiuation creates.

    (2) On the other hand, we need to avoid drugs that are subject to substantial federal enforcement actions. Thus, medical marijuana is clearly not an option for us. There is just too much risk that the Drug Enforcement Administration will come up with some pretext to shut us down. I don’t have a strong opinion about morphine, oxycontin, etc. In each case, we have to make a business decision: how much incremental revenue can we realize from offering these and how many extra patients will they attract versus how much risk do they add.

    I think the sweet spot is offering a range of physician services to people who lack insurance coverage or who will have insufficient coverage after Obamacare passes. Hospice may also be an attractive alternative, but I am not sure that we would have a cost advantage on nurse-oriented care, whereas we clearly can leverage savings from the use of foreign doctors.

    #16902
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    Chucker
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    how about assisted suicide? Just asking.

    #16903
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    shredder7753
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    Chucker wrote:
    how about assisted suicide? Just asking.

    well the burial procedure would be pretty simple, i guess.

    ____________

    Inventor of the “Bergstead”

    #16904
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    joffemd
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    I would say probably not – although I am very concerned with this issue.

    These initial projects need to be really incremental. Each seasteading or land-based sovereignty project has a very low chance of success.

    We won’t break through into the mainstream unless we can have a couple of successes. Thus, we have to start modestly. We need to solve widely acknowledged problems without creating too much opposition.

    #16943
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    Alan
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    Chucker wrote:
    how about assisted suicide? Just asking.

    Clearly a dead end.

    No potential for repeat customers.

    But more seriously – I’ll take a closer look at that wiki soon.

    #20476
    Avatar of JLMadrigal
    JLMadrigal
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    In conjunction with the medical tourism presentation that will be given at the conference, I would like to get in touch with someone who will be present at the conference, who would be willing to man a table for “Offshore Health Solutions,” a franchise that will provide medical care on cruise ships. There will be a stock offering for OHS of which the referrer will earn a 10% deferred commission.

    #21072
    Avatar of spark
    spark
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    Hello;

     

    I would just like to respectfully communicate an idea for medical tourism.

    How about an alcohol/drug detox/rehab facility on a cruse ship?

     

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