Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fighting cancer, fighting the system

"It shouldn't be this hard to get the healthcare you seek. A sister's cancer and son's mugging illustrate what it takes."

It doesn't have to be this difficult, of course, to get proper care when you're sick or injured. But we've got an insane system, protected by powerful lobbies that put dollars ahead of health.

President Obama seems to have lost the nerve to follow through on his onetime support for a single-payer universal healthcare system. Now that he's elbow-deep in the muck, with vested interests swarming like leeches, it's not clear what he wants or how long the American public's overwhelming desire for change will be ignored.

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