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By Sue Pennington RN
White Salmon 

Time to put people before profits

Letter to the Editor

 


To the Editor:

My husband is a family practice doctor, and I am a registered nurse. During our careers over the past 40 years, we have watched the profit motive take over the health care system in our country. We are deeply concerned about the often devastating impact of medical costs on individuals and families—even those with health insurance. We are also concerned about the impact on the American economy. According to World Bank statistics, health care spending accounts for over 18 percent of every dollar spent in the U.S.—and for health outcomes ranked 38th in the world (WHO, 2013). We can and must do better.

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