I recall Dave Rogers inveighing bitterly while we were building a foot bridge together at our summer cooperative camp against the corruption of our medical system. Dave at the time was one of our nation’s leading medical figures — former dean of two leading medical schools, head of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a University Professor and our AIDs Tzar.

Dave explained to me the crookedness that still exists: 1) too many doctors set on becoming multi-millionaires, 2) Drug campanies making massive profits — see those TV ads for which WE pay, 3) Drug insurance companies spending up to half their expenses on characters trained to deny us deserved medical payments.

The bottom line is that Americans are paying twice as much for half the services of the 20-30 other major countries on single payer.

Obama is trying to bring us back to reality now, but the crooks are massed to protect their criminal profits. Who will win? Us or the crooks?

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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