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Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Monday, April 10, 2017

For-Profit Health Care Is An American Sickness

"If we had applied our current profit-driven mentality to the search for a cure for polio, we wouldn't have successful vaccines today.  Instead, we'd have iron lungs in seven designer colors, complete with free Wi-Fi and a variety of iPhone apps."

-- Elizabeth Rosenthal, author of  "An American Sickness"

Her point:  In our system today, lifetime treatment is always more profitable than discovering a cure.

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