We’ve been saying for some time that one of the costs of the socialization (I’ll argue the same for the fascist components of our current system) of medicine will be a decreased level of services. There has been a lot of debate in the U.S. about the results of Canada’s single payer system. Now,in the U.S. which indicates that we are only getting mediocre healthcare services.
Startling research from the biggest study ever of U.S. health care quality suggests that Americans – rich, poor, black, white – get roughly equal treatment, but it’s woefully mediocre for all.
“This study shows that health care has equal-opportunity defects,” said Dr. Donald Berwick, who runs the nonprofit Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Mass.
The article was written to suggest there is no economic or racial disparity with respect to the level of healthcare provided in the United States. They also mentioned another significant point — that the level of care is now “woefully mediocre” for all.