Hardly hu­mor

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

As a long­time reader of Mod­ern Health­care, I was dis­ap­pointed to see the ed­i­to­rial car­toon on p. 22 of the April 12 edi­tion of your mag­a­zine.

I found the car­toon very shal­low, mis­lead­ing and of­fen­sive as did many peo­ple who I talked with who had seen it. Since the ma­jor­ity of Amer­i­cans were op­posed to the health­care leg­is­la­tion that was re­cently rammed through Congress, I am sure the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple in health­care would share my ob­jec­tion with run­ning it in your mag­a­zine. It is nei­ther funny nor thought-pro­vok­ing, as it takes a very com­pli­cated sub­ject and does so in a very one-sided man­ner.

Us­ing a lit­tle girl, a man hav­ing what is ap­par­ently a heart at­tack, and a dis­abled woman, and us­ing the term “heroic strat­egy,” and say­ing that the Repub­li­cans were “here to res­cue” those peo­ple from their health­care cov­er­age goes far be­yond what I would ex­pect from an in­dus­try trade mag­a­zine. It is mean-spir­ited.

The only part of the car­toon that I agreed with is that the law should most def­i­nitely be re­pealed and re­placed. We can do bet­ter. It would be nice to see less one-sided, di­vi­sive and mis­lead­ing car­toons on your pages in the fu­ture. Rex Walk

CEO Craig Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal

Vinita, Okla.

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