"The most maddening thing about the sheer stupidity of America's health care system is that the far better alternative is perfectly clear. Every other industrialized nation manages to do better than we do. The answer is universal health insurance, a single-payer system. Every time we start to get serious about reform, the right wing starts screaming "Socialized medicine, socialized medicine." And then we are all supposed to run, screaming with horror. But if you want to see horror in action, try the emergency room of any large hospital in this country."
In the Washington Post
Molly Ivins, 30-Mar-02