So let us play on the word 'business', an enterprise that exists for the purpose of making a profit. On the one hand, we might say, it is the business of the state to do the best for its people - "in sickness and in health", as the marriage vows put it. A healthy people profits everybody. On the other hand, where is the morality in making profit out of people's sickness? A state's health service should be exactly that - a service, one to which everyone contributes through their taxes and one which virtually everyone will need at some stage in their lives.