Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Universal health care

Bird's nest at sunset
"Providing universal health care is not socialistic. It is the pooling of resources by a highly ordered social structure to provide for the common good.  Some call it civilization."

This quote comes from an editorial, "Rationing is not the only alternative", written by a physician, Ralph Bovard. He notes that tremendous savings could occur through cutting administrative waste and collective bargaining to lower the price of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Dr. Bovard notes that the US spends a staggering 17% of our GDP on health care, while all other nations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development spend between 6-10% on medical costs.

Our health care system makes me sick, and I've got coverage!

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