Thursday, May 12, 2016

Quote of the day: Congress and public health

"Penny wise, pound foolish decisions will fall quite literally on the heads of the children.  We don't have leaders in positions of Power, we have fools."
- John of New York City, comment to "Congress to People: Drop Dead" by Nicholas Kristof, NYT 2016-05-12,

I wonder how the "free enterprise system" can deal with major health issues and other disasters.  I do know that Walmart provided lots of free bottled water after Katrina, but that was because of the ineptness of the Republican government.  How many companies are going to step forward and meet all the prevention and care needs that could affect thousands?  At a cost each individual can afford?  Can we as a people afford the risk of contagion from the people who can't afford prevention and card?