We are the only leading democracy that does not support health-care for all citizens. The cost of our health-care systems has squeezed a significant portion of our citizens out of the system, is squeezing more out daily, and is a major contributor to family bankruptcies. The private sector, as in finance and banking and the auto industry, is putting on conclusive demonstrations that it has neither the interest nor ability to provide essential services to the nation. So, people turn to government as the last, best hope.
Just who is it that supports the inadequacies in health-care and resists any federal mandate for reform.
An Aberdeen hospital executive for one. Here is what he said, as reported in the Argus Leader, at a health-care forum:
"Truthfully, I wish it would go away. I don't think politicians understand our needs in small-town South Dakota," said Kellie Ecker, marketing and public relations director for Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.