Wednesday, May 19, 2004

MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING. Americans get substandard medical care about half the time, according to a recent study. Yet, studies also show that America spends about twice as much on health care as Australia, Canada, England and New Zealand. As with education, this easy solution to the systemic problem is to spend more money. Our history in education shows this is not successful. Now we know if for health care also. It would be nice if the people in charge would take the time and effort to study the situation and discern the true nature of the problems. Instead, problems become issues for political campaigns, where sound bites and the promises of money to a undiscerning public buy votes. Meanwhile, the situation of the people does not improve. Except for the people in charge.

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