Monday, July 18, 2005

An example of the failed American healthcare 'system.'

A Social Security system provides protection against the loss of income caused by retirement, serious illness and unemployment. As a pert of that we must have a healthcare system that provides care for serious illness. The American system of "pay-up-front or employer-provided health care insurance" is rapidly breaking down. The so-called free market is inadequate and cannot provide a solution to the problems of adequate healthcare for everyone.

This Daily Kos Diary provides an example of the current lack of a healthcare system. It describes a person who has healthcare insurance but is in fact priced out of access to health care that it is clear he needs.


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