In his excellent book, Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans health care advocate Wendell Potter tells the story of how seeing average citizens standing in line for hours to receive volunteer health care in animal stalls at a fairground helped wake him up to the reality of the American health care crisis/tragedy. There’s something about confronting the reality of hard working people forced to beg for charity that sends a very powerful message.
Dr. William Blaylock has clearly experienced the same feelings as Potter. As a practicing dentist and the head of North Carolina Missions of Mercy, Blaylock gets to experience the same phenomenon all the time. And, as he relates in this morning’s Raleigh News & Observer, it’s a situation that cries out for attention.
The bottom line is that as Medicaid rolls shrink, more of us will be forced into that ugly limbo where Read more