The health system in this country is absolutely disgraceful. The technology is there, and the willingness on the part of nurses and doctors is there, but the governing bodies of hospitals and the methods of HMOs put the delivery of all that effort into a kind of purgatory. For years we've avoided the single-payer universal health care system every other developed country has acquired.
The time has passed when we can stand for more of the same from legislators and representatives at the national level. The time has come for change.