Tuesday, June 03, 2008

World Class City, Third World Country

If one lives in a country with the "best healthcare system in the world, pure and simple" (thanks, Mr. President), and if one has a standard-issue health insurance policy via one's employment, and one can't even get in the door of a healthcare facility that one's condition clearly necessitates, does that country really have the greatest healthcare system in the world?

If you run a restaurant supplied with the perfect food ingredients and master chefs, but don't let any customers in, do you have a great restaurant?

Just askin'.

4 comments:

LatinTeacher said...

Yeah you rite.

LatinTeacher said...

I like this game.

If you have a house designed with the best and greenest everything but no one lives in it, is it really a great house?

If you have a boat that never touches the water, is it seaworthy?

If you have a government in a free nation that obscures, manipulates, and alters the truth, is anyone really free?

daneeta loretta said...

This makes me so hoppin' mad. As I have mentioned before, my 62 year old mother works three jobs. Her third job is so that she can pay her health insurance. She is so unhappy with her health insurance but she can't get anything else. This statement shows a president who is so out of touch with the average American that he is totally deluding himself. But this is not new. It has been the cornerstone of his administration.

Craig said...

Actually, the president is not far from A truth...

It all depends on how you define 'greatest'.

If you define it as having the best available care, then we DO have the greatest - assuming you have the money to pay for it. The president has always had gobs of money and can't - I believe - even conceive of life with out that. That's one of the reasons he has trouble speaking (he had a small silver spoon mouth implant at birth). It's an interesting exercise to contrast the super rich Bush family with the super rich Kennedy family, and the approach and impact each have had with what they have chosen to do with immense wealth.

If you define 'greatest' as the best possible care for the most people, then we have something lacking.