Publicly Financed Care is a Needed Baseline for Health

The Nov. 5 editorial regarding health care calls for the community to invest in the social determinants of health.

The old standard of letting the free market take care of it is not working for the public good in a number of areas. The market is not providing the health care our community needs. If it weren’t for the public dollars behind Medicaid and Medicare we would be in worse shape. A publicly financed system would establish the base needed for preventive care and public clinics.

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