Sunday, March 9, 2014

Profits before health; why more American women are dying from childbirth

Abigail Higgins' analysis of rising maternal mortality rates in the US checks off all the usual boxes; poverty, obesity, systemic racism.

But she could have spent a little more time focusing on the overwhelmingly obvious contradiction at the center of "for profit health care."

The primary mandate of a "for profit" health care provider is not to provide health care, but to reap a profit.

Until America finds the political will to face that reality, the crisis in health care will only get worse.

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