By now everyone knows it is all about profits, not patients’ health. Sure, they talk pretty, but, we all know the truth.
The factors behind this sick system of care cannot be understood without addressing the basic issues perverting the institutions set up by our society to help people. Said issues have shifted the focus from people to corporations and the elite who run them. The latter are often called “the one percent.”
Get out a box of Kleenex, or a punching ball before reading the figures below:
1970 CEOs income 45:1 compared to average worker
2014 CEOs income 844:1 “ “ “ “
Democrats feel it should be 5:1
Republicans feel it should be 12:1
2008 S____ hit the fan
North Dakota State Bank untouched: its main officers make 8:1 what the average worker makes
8:1 is close to the average between what Democrats and Republicans feel CEOs should be compensated—this is not a partisan blog
2015 Recovery from 2008?
95% has gone to the 1% above
You and I get to share the crumbs off the table (5%)
2016 I ask you: do you think that all this corruption has not affected the Health Care system?
- Book Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice, Les Leopold; Labor Institute Press, 2015↑