Delaying medical care is a characteristic of poverty. For people living close to the edge, taking off a day to visit a doctor or staying home sick is literally taking food out of their mouths.
~ Paul J. Gertler ~
a professor of economics at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley
I'm the first to admit that I don't have the answers when it comes to health care. I just know that what we have now is broken--terribly broken.
Everyone should have the right to basic health care. Everyone should be able to get medication, because--HELLO!--everyone gets sick sometimes.
If it were up to me to start fixing the problem, I'd have two main targets:
1) The insurance companies
2) the drug companies (and their axillary, the FDA).
Where would you begin the clean up?