COVID-19, Health Care, Whose Duty?

Introduction: This topic has been on my mind for some time. In the United States, the Republicans have made healthcare an ideological issue. It is part of the chimera of big government. Progressively for more than 20 years, Republican lawmakers and presidents have sought to reduce the government’s already limited role in American healthcare. There is some irony here as it was President Nixon who was instrumental in establishing some of the existing healthcare safety net.

As a citizen, I often wonder with amazement that private equity firms buy parts of the healthcare…