Patients Come Last–a billion here, a billion there…….

Our health care establishment gives higher priority to the quest for profit than the care of patients. Consider this from the Times about one of the leading Roman Catholic hospital systems in our country.

Companies, even non-profits, don’t seem able to resist the urge to maximize revenue. This is a recipe for disaster in health care where patients, not profits should come first. Consider also that Big Pharma charges confiscatory prices for their medications, some amazingly mediocre, and has one of the largest profit margins in American industry. They can’t help themselves, they have a government sanctioned monopoly and it is your money or your life.

What a sad excuse for a health care establishment–it’s not a system.

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