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Re: RR 1.19 means 19% higher risk

I hope you aren't holding your breath in anticipation of their enlightenment. On an unrelated note, we have people here in the states fully convinced that insurance companies who cover Erectile Dysfunction (a malady that apparently affects about 40% of males, but only 10% of those males seek treatment -- a number which begs for the alternative drug to sell to women, an anaphrodisiac) to women needing contraceptive drugs (which apparently 98% of Catholics have used).

I can't say I support Insurance Providers covering ED, but failure to recognize that a medicine universally taken being paid for by a universal provider requires something in excess of the cost of the drug to provide (you have to administer the process, and administration is not free).