Profit-first healthcare

Posted Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Anyone who thinks Obamacare is the same as European-style healthcare is being fooled. Europeans would never allow an insurance company to decide what care they should receive, as we allow in the U.S. Profit comes first; the patient is but a necessary cog in the healthcare revenue wheel.

Insurance companies advertise as healthcare providers, but a more accurate description would be healthcare deniers.

Our profit-first healthcare system is brutal from top to bottom, and we won't change that brutality until we put health first. Until we have an honest discussion about a Medicare-for-all system, we are all at risk of falling into the medical debt abyss.

-- Jerry Newsom,

Fort Worth

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