A contentious topic in America and, obviously, in rare disease communities as well is for-profit healthcare. I have strong opinions that healthcare itself, as an industry, should not be for-profit. It makes me extremely uncomfortable to think about pharmaceutical companies, insurers, or hospitals profiting of our disease and our sickness. I do understand the arguments to the contrary, but ultimately, I just can’t square it in my mind and moral compass.
What are your thoughts on for-profit healthcare?
If you’re opposed, what alternatives do you suggest? And what would you say to proponents?
If you’re for it, why? What do you say to its critics?
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