Letters: Monster Medical Bureaucracy

The selfless people who help patients make medical care decisions (“The Wayfinders,” Winter 2009 On Wisconsin) are entitled to take pride in their work. However, it’s outrageous that patients should need advocate teams to sort out the competing insurance claims and self-replicating bills that go with health care.

In the name of free enterprise, we have created a monster medical bureaucracy for the benefit of the insurance industry, whose skillful propaganda deceives the public and whose largesse corrupts our elected lawmakers. Our health care system has evolved to serve these commercial interests.

To get into a sensible system, I’d have to move to Canada.Thank goodness I’m not sick.

Mary Ross Holbrow ’55, MA’56 Cambridge, Massachusetts

Published in the Spring 2010 issue


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