Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Working Without a Net

Major corporations are desperately trying to find a way to dump employee and retiree health care costs. But the nation's emergency medical system is not remotely ready for the influx of patience this is likely to cause.

“The emergency health care system’s in serious condition. We have a safety net for health care that is frayed,” said Dr. Stephen Epstein, an emergency care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Epstein was a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians task force that studied the nation’s emergency care. Their report is being released Tuesday.
I've asked this question before, but why does the most prosperous nation on earth have one of the worst ways of distributing medical care to its citizens?

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