Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Medical Care Issue In a Sentence

From a recent article in the New York Times:

"One study found that patients’ mortality rates spiked when nonprofit hospitals switched to become profit-making"

I don't think you really need to know much more than that to get what is going on in our country.  Time was (you know, back a few decades ago, before Saint Ronnie came along and greed became the great American value) when the health care system in this country was intended to help sick people get better.  No more.  It's all about a few hundred CEO's getting ungodly rich, and to hell with everyone else.  And if you think things are different in any other big business in this country, you're living in a world of delusion.

It's us versus them, guys.  The days when what was good for GM was good for the country (if they ever existed) are long gone.  Today, what's good for the corporations of the world is bad for the rest of us.  We are never going to be able to find our way out of an endless repetition of the 2008 financial mess until we understand that, and start to treat corporations and the people who run them as far bigger enemies than Al Qaida could ever hope to be.

1 comment:

uzza said...

Your last sentence--QFT.