"America has not only the worst but the dumbest health care system in the developed world. It's become a black leprosy eating away at the American experiment — a bureaucracy so insipid and mean and illogical that even our darkest criminal minds wouldn't be equal to dreaming it up on purpose.
The system doesn't work for anyone. It cheats patients and
leaves them to die, denies insurance to 47 million Americans,
forces hospitals to spend billions haggling over claims, and
systematically bleeds and harasses doctors with the specter of
catastrophic litigation. Even as a mechanism for delivering bonuses
to insurance-company fat cats, it's a miserable failure: Greedy
insurance bosses who spent a generation denying preventive care to
patients now see their profits sapped by millions of customers who
enter the system only when they're sick with incurably expensive
The cost of all of this to society, in illness and death and
lost productivity and a soaring federal deficit and plain old
anxiety and anger, is incalculable — and that's the good
news. The bad news is our failed health care system won't get
fixed, because it exists entirely within the confines of yet
another failed system: the political entity known as the United
States of America."
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Sunday, September 13, 2009
As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.