Wednesday, August 02, 2006

An Unapologetic Democratic Manifesto - healthcare

We need to recognize that good health and access to medical care is a common right of every member of our society, not just those with the wherewithal to pay for medical insurance. We will better progress as a society if we can remove the shadow of medical disaster from the lives of our most vulnerable citizens. Other countries have already proven that this is not only possible but having done it they have placed themselves at an economic advantage in the global marketplace.

1 comment:

S.W. Anderson said...

It bears mentioning that more than half of those filing for bankruptcy do so because of medical care expenses.

That's especially ironic — perverse, really — when you realize Bush and congressional Republicans paid off their big backers in the credit card and financial industries by making bankruptcy terms harsher and bankruptcy protection more expensive and harder to obtain.