Robert J. Samuelson: ‘Reform’ threatens political speech
Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:00 am
In America’s health care dialogue, emergency rooms have come to symbolize the system’s economic and medical defects.
To critics, typical ERs are swamped by the uninsured, who —- lacking a regular doctor or source of care — go where they will be treated. Performing routine medicine at high prices, ERs are crowded and costly. If the uninsured had insurance, these problems would recede: better medicine at less cost.
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