From Pine View Farm

Cost, Not Care 0

Shaun Mullen:

The moment that the (health care) crisis went from being worrisome to dire was when hospital administrators stopped considering nurses to be care givers and they became “cost centers.”

. . . which moment coincided with the move of hospitals and health insurance companies from a non-profit cooperative model to a for-profit one.

You young ‘uns may not remember that, once upon a time, BCBS was non-profit, as were many, if not most, hospitals. And it wasn’t called “health insurance,” it was called “hospitalization.”

Sure, they made money, but making money was not their goal. Care was their goal. Now that country club memberships for executives is their goal, care is sacrificed to it.

Choosing to wring profits from misery makes misery.


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