6th in a series — Universal healthcare: The best we can do?

by • May 1, 2008 • UncategorizedComments Off on 6th in a series — Universal healthcare: The best we can do?1397

By E. Patrick Moores, JD

OPINION: Now that the U.S. presidential election campaign is heating up, the candidates are presenting various premises of what they intend to do about healthcare. Unfortunately, most leave out the details. At best, we hear something like a model of the Canadian or a European healthcare system, in which a public health system controlled by the government is open to everyone.

I recently had lunch with a professional colleague who told me his daughter was returning from her home in Canada to temporarily live with him and his wife. The reason the daughter was having to leave her husband, a professional athlete in a major city in Canada, is that she is experiencing a difficult pregnancy, and the government-run medical system could not provide her a doctor to oversee her level of care during her last few weeks of pregnancy and delivery.
Because the situation…

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