Po­lit­i­cal football

Modern Healthcare - - OPINIONS COMMENTARY -

It is un­for­tu­nate that the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Af­ford­able Care Act was made into a po­lit­i­cal football. For mil­lions of needy peo­ple, this is a life and death is­sue. Our so­cial struc­ture ex­ists be­cause we want to take care of all Amer­i­cans. Dur­ing the past 80 years, un­for­tu­nately, we have reached a sit­u­a­tion where gov­ern­ment (at all lev­els) has be­come more an in­stru­ment to pro­tect the in­ter­ests of those who “have” and ig­nore the in­ter­ests of those who are needy. It is the pur­pose of the gov­ern­ment to pool the re­sources and estab­lish an en­vi­ron­ment that helps the needy.

Desh Ahuja Re­tired health­care con­sul­tant

Phoenix

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