In this editorial, which first appeared in the Portsmouth Herald, Dr. James Fieseher addresses the increased bureaucratization of the U.S. healthcare system.
We Need a Better Healthcare System
Our current model of healthcare was conceived in the late 1960s and launched during the Nixon administration as a not-for-profit, managed care system. Wealthy entrepreneurs saw an opportunity to make a fortune and by the Clinton administration, U.S. healthcare was managed by for-profit companies. The exceptions were the VA system, Medicare and Medicaid.