The Register Guard: Letters in the editor's mailbag
November 3, 2015
by Patricia Hine, Eugene
What kind of country are we to allow people and the planet to be slowly poisoned for profit, promote courses of medical treatment that use expensive drugs and protocols that prolong suffering, and obscenely overcompensate the revolving-door triangle of “poisoners” (chemical and fossil fuel company executives), “healers” (medicine, Big Pharma and insurers) and “pick-your-disease/non-governmental organization/race-for-the-cure” fundraisers?
We profiteer from illness, and build medical and business models with government dollars and “oversight” that impoverish our most vulnerable citizens and destabilize our society.
Those of us who are well and healthy need to take note — we won’t always be well and healthy, and neither will our children. It’s past time we join the rest of the industrialized nations and provide a unified, publicly funded health care system for our citizens.