The byzantine politics of U.S. healthcare reform: from an American abroad


The United States is the only developed country without a universal program of health care coverage. As many as 50 million Americans lack insurance. While many Americans are dissatisfied with the health care system, attempts to change it are politically explosive. Much of it is due to the American propensity for scrapping over trifles and standing on points of procedure which add only to expense and political points, not to justice. But much is due to the continuing “us versus them” mentality in America that destroys any meaningful debate.

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Published In: Health Updates