Saturday, November 12, 2011

please stop talking about the US "health care system"

It's not a system. It's just a business. Sure, you could call it a system, but when you compare it to countries that have deliberately crafted systems, like most prosperous nations, we don't have a system; we have a muddle.

And while I'm on the subject: "First, do no harm" is a wonderful principle—and it's incompatible with "First, make people worry about whether they can afford health care."