Dr. Paolo on "Access" to Healthcare and the Emergency Department

"...Access to health care then results in tangible directed health benefits much in the same way that access to private jets results in universal Cessna ownership.  One always has access to emergency departments, but this is neither a solution to the problem of a disjointed and failing system nor is it a demonstration of compassionate governmental planning for all individuals across classes of income.  True reform would entail discussions pertaining to the provision of financially non-prohibitive care for all Americans and providing a system whereby barriers to the delivery of primary care are not systematically discouraged by erecting economic obstacles while simultaneously referring to these very prohibitions as 'accessible'..."

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