Tuesday, May 09, 2006

More evidence of

prevalent and endemic social neglect.
I'm sure the conservative response will be facile: blame the poor, the mothers, ignorance and "feeble-mindedness."

Quote:
"Our health care system focuses on providing high-tech services for complicated cases.
end quote.

That is, complicated cases WITH THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THEM.


Quote: We do this very well," Thorpe said.
end quote.

FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT.

Quote:
"What we do not do is provide basic primary and preventive health care services.
We do not pay for these services, and do not have a delivery system that is designed to provide either primary prevention, or adequately treat patients with chronic diseases." end quote.

Why?
Because we privilege profit over compassion. Every time I hear someone popping off about how wonderful American health care is, I remember to qualify their remarks with the ones above.

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