It is clear to anyone who studies the health care issue that an improved “Medicare-for-all” is clearly the best solution to our health care needs. It is also painfully obvious why some politicians, on both sides of the aisle, don’t support any change that might jeopardize the generous “Campaign Contributions” they are receiving from the very rich private insurance company lobby. As long as borderline bribery of our congress continues to be accepted in our country, the American people will never have quality, affordable health care. We as a nation can do much better than this. Campaign Finance reform is the bottom line – without it we wont be able to address many systemic problems in our society.
The following are excerpts from Saul Friedman’s article that discuss the current state of health care in America.
While we await the hoped for improvements in the health care reforms, the latest news about the irrational, fragmented and profit-driven American health care system is not good.In a report released last month by the respected Commonwealth Fund, the United States, which spends twice as much money on health care than other advanced nations, ranks lower than all of them on the quality, efficiency and the cost of care for their citizens.
Most important, the care given and available in these countries is more equitable than in the U.S. The disparity in the care available here for more affluent whites, compared to the poor, blacks and Hispanics is too obvious. There are no uninsured in the countries cited.
The report ranked the United States last when compared to six other nations – Britain, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand – all of which have some form of universal, nationalized or socialized health care.
Continue reading Saul Friedman’s article at TimeGoesBy.net