To the Editor:
The problem of health care in America is not one of quality but one of distribution and access. Here one might wish some tech wizard or captain of industry would devote his energy and ingenuity, for the benefit of everyone, to solving this problem rather than utilizing the public pocketbook as an open ATM for personal and corporate enrichment. This, of course, would be quickly condemned by Conservative talk radio as being “socialism”, but the real term is “democratic humanism”, a belief the Founding Fathers put forth in the Declaration on Independence and then fought for in the Revolution, an ideal too often ignored in today’s constant push for profit and wealth. Quality health care is available, provided one is well-off (or a member of Congress), but expecting private,for-profit corporate institutions to be willing and capable of providing accessible, equitable health care is nothing more than magical thinking.