Tuesday, May 09, 2006
More evidence of
I'm sure the conservative response will be facile: blame the poor, the mothers, ignorance and "feeble-mindedness."
"Our health care system focuses on providing high-tech services for complicated cases.
That is, complicated cases WITH THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THEM.
Quote: We do this very well," Thorpe said.
FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT.
"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.
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.