Excellent article about the root causes of health care inequality and how to fix them. Primary lesson: all the doctors and nurses in the world can not cure health-care inequity if the insurance system itself is the problem. “In nearly 40 years as a doctor, I witnessed time and again how inequality kills. Those without health insurance, (there are almost 30 million in the country), often cannot access the most basic care, let alone complex specialty care. But the problem is more serious than a simple lack of health insurance. What insurance card you hold can literally be a matter of life and death.
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Physicians for a National Health Program
“The right to health care in America is not an issue of the left or the right. It’s a matter of right and wrong,” says Dr. David Ansell in a Washington Post op-ed arguing for single-payer reform.
“Let’s do the right thing,” he says. “We have tried everything else.”
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September 13, 2017 at 12:07PM