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Should public health systems fund homeopathy?
Funding homeopathy would encourage people to use the public health system.
Funding homeopathy ensures that homeopaths are more likely to direct patients who are skeptical of mainstream healthcare towards other parts of the public healthcare system.
The ability to receive subsidised care, for this often expensive treatment, will be a strong encouragement to participate in the public health system.
Funding homeopathic treatments will improve relationships between homeopathic practitioners and conventional medical practitioners.
People need no additional incentive to receive free or subsided care if they are sick.
People tend not to use the public health system because of a deep distrust of conventional medicine, doctors, and their connection to the establishment. The provision of homeopathic remedies by that system will not change this.
Engaging people in public healthcare is only justified when the system provides them with effective treatment and actual health benefits.
Encouraging participation by funding treatments that have no basis supporting their efficacy drains resources and funding from treatments that actually do things.