Monday, October 5, 2009

The Public Imperative

Op-Ed Columnist - The Public Imperative -

Some interesting comments by Cohen. An excerpt below. Whole column at NYT.

" Whatever may be right, something is rotten in American medicine. It should be fixed. But fixing it requires the acknowledgment that, when it comes to health, we’re all in this together. Pooling the risk between everybody is the most efficient way to forge a healthier society.

Europeans have no problem with this moral commitment. But Americans hear “pooled risk” and think, “Hey, somebody’s freeloading on my hard work.” "

No comments: