Here’s another perspective on the American health care crisis. A group called “Doctors Unite” has published an open letter to the American public here. Here’s a sample:
We believe the following factors have made our current healthcare system unsustainable:
- The insurance industry’s undue authority and oppressive control over healthcare processes
- Excessive and misguided government regulation
- The practice of defensive medicine in response to a harmful and costly legal environment
We, the physicians of the United States, will no longer remain silent. We will not tolerate a healthcare system where those without medical expertise or genuine interest in our patients’ health have absolute control. This letter is merely a summary of the most important problems in our current system. We believe that by partnering with the public we can start to demand real change and formulate practical solutions.
It’s short and worth a read by those interested in health care.