Quality Health Care

May 11, 2008 at 8:24 am

I happened across an interview with Victoria Wulsin in CityBeat this week and was struck by her concise framing of the health care issue.

“What we all want is quality,” Wulsin said.

Wulsin believes what has gotten lost in the health care debate is the patient.

The current administration has focused the discussion on the concerns of the health care industry: costs and making a profit.

While these issues shouldn’t be ignored, the debate should also include providing the best quality health care and ensuring equal access to this system.

She talked about people avoiding doctors because they lack insurance or because of a high co-pay.

I also liked her analogy about how quality health care benefits everyone.

“I get vaccinated so you don’t get sick,” she said.