Thursday, September 10, 2009

Big Food vs. Big Insurance

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From: barry levine 
Date: Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 10:57 AM
Subject: re: Big Food vs. Big Insurance

To the Editor:
   I was taught as a child that there are only three bargains in healthcare: potable water, sanitary sewers and vaccines. Anything else you can contemplate that improves human health and extends human life is vastly more expensive. Michael Pollan invites us to broaden the discussion to include a good diet. Like the classic big three, this also has no place in the current American paradigm of pay a lot when you get sick. Only when we have a national and universal healthcare plan will there be an incentive to pursue these bargains rather than sticking ever more tubes into the dying.
Barry Levine

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