Saturday, July 18, 2015
E pluribis Unum
Freedom is one of the features of a nation known for "exceptionalism" . The term we all have heard is used as a global adjective to describe the United States. In truth we do not excel in many areas.
In health we do excel in research and development and technology as applied to medicine. We fail miserably in access to health care and the bureaucracy surrounding it. We probably earn a C- in regard to social programs, not that we don't invest billions of dollars into helping certain segments of society to survive with basic necessities of life, food, shelter (inadequate) and a safety net for health-care.