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US health systems made few gains in the years before the Affordable Care Act, report says

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3059 (Published 02 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3059

Re: US health systems made few gains in the years before the Affordable Care Act, report says


The eternal conflict between the rights of the rich (capitalism) and the needs of the poor (socialism) confounds society. This conflict defies all political and economic solutions, and each country tends to waver back and forth. Some countries have reached tipping points and are in danger of collapse. Why can’t this conflict be resolved? Perhaps it’s because money is really not the issue. Instead, the issue is our utter lack of the requisite science, technology, and psychology to provide real peace and health at any price, without which no political or economic system can truly succeed. 


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06 May 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA