The great Soviet Admiral Gorshkov said something that applies to your article: “Good enough is the enemy of better”. The fact that he was a communist doesn’t make him wrong.

Yes, we do have the very best health care in the world…for those who have access to it. For the poor, not so much, especially when it comes to preventative care that would preclude spending many times more later on corrective care.

In no other first-world democracy are a significant percentage of all bankruptcies due at least in part to medical costs. What’s more, our birth mortality rate is barely above that of some third-world nations. Are you going to blame that, too, on “accidents and violence”?

We can do better. The only thing stopping us from doing so is that a wide swath of the American voting public don’t want to do so.

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