23 June, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Re: Health care
I have not much to say today, except…
… to express my bewilderment and sadness that this “great country” is still, to this day, unable to come up with adequate provision for the genuine health needs of its citizens. How is it that we are alone in this amongst the advanced countries of the world, albeit the wealthiest of all of them?
Actually, it is not so hard to explain. So long as health care is allowed to remain a for-profit enterprise, there will be no solution other than one that accrues to the benefit of insurers, drug companies and providers; and the indisputable fact is that those most in need are the least able to pay. No blood, as they say, from a stone.
Remove profit from the equation, and you have your solution to the problem.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.