Milton Friedman's corporate America doesn't have a conscience. Anyone who thinks that America's healthcare system is magnanimous, free of the corporate greed of Wall Street, fair, even-handed and humanitarian and will treat you fairly without insurance regardless of skin color, hasn't spent any time in a hospital emergency waiting room watching the admissions people asking those stupid questions before letting you even see the triage nurse. In Canada, France, Italy, England Sweden, Germany, no questions about ability to pay. True, there is a waiting list for botox injections, but if you get hit by a bus you get right in, no questions. Who can really argue that the legislative language isn't at the very least xenophobic, if not outright racist and stupid?
James L. Pinette
Sep 27 2009 - 8:10pm