Thursday, February 4, 2010

Comments on When Patients Can't Afford Their Care (in NYT)

Couldn't get this posted, so thought I"d put it here. (American Girl was a commenter.) "American Girl is so right." Why do we let these people, whose salaries and benefits we pay for, get away with it? Why is there never a mention of that fact in a news story? It's a fact, really. Why is there never a mention of the fact that other advanced countries manage to give everyone good care at half or less than half of what we pay per person for some care for a few? It's an outrage that just seems to go on and on; an obvious truth that's somehow treated like a secret. It's a betrayal of our country perpetrated by the people we vote into office and give the best medical care our money can buy.

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