August 23, 2023

"Health care access": conspicuous by its absence from the political scene

If neither you nor a loved have been in an Emergency Department recently, good for you. If you have, you may be wondering why "health care" is nowhere to be found on any politician's agenda. Worker shortages mean hours in the waiting room and sometimes days "boarded" in the ER, waiting for a hospital room to become available.

This is not tomorrow's crisis. The abject failure of leadership to even acknowledge this catastrophic lack of access--let alone address it--is a bi-partisan, systemic failure. A potentially life-threatening failure for every American.