Tuesday, February 25, 2014
This section began by discussing the problems the Great Depression brought to healthcare by hindering the patients payment to doctors. I found it interesting how these drastic times basically started the discussion of universal health care as a right. This section also mentioned that universal healthcare was brought to discussion but it took a back seat to the fiscal issues. The following chapters then described the schism between private and public healthcare, and how hospitals could even have the right to refuse people who were unable to pay. I found it impossible not to sympathize with the victims in some of the examples of people getting turned away by hospitals.