Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Healthcare Reform

With all the contentiousness and partisanship dragging down healthcare reform legislation, we've lost sight of the heart of the matter. This is about good health and healing. It is not about money.
The main problem with healthcare in this country is that too many organizations--insurance companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical corporations--are trying to get rich off of helping sick people get better and get it paid for. These organizations put profit before patients, with disasterous and often tragic results. If we, as a nation, focused on making choices that promoted health and wellness for every resident and took profit out of the equation, we might actually solve the problem. Let the one who makes the better mousetrap make the profit, and let us create a world where good health is abundant.