I couldn't be prouder of your son and daughter
the physicians...our cousin...the nurse, and all my other family
and friends who are such genuinely talented and caring guardians
of our health (Where would we be without them?!); but apparently
not everyone in the "system" is so competent (Bless 'em
for tryin') and/or concerned (Forgive them, Father, for they
know not what they do).
As the Dean of the School of Medicine so
adamantly expounded to us all at...[your daughter's] graduation,
the question has become not "if" but "how"
the "system" will be reformed. There is no denying
that our healthcare system is in "critical condition"
and getting nothing but worse. Even half the Republicans,
according to the latest best survey I've seen, would give back
their Bush tax cuts (!) to create a universal system of
healthcare. Amen (as long as, amongst other things, we retain
the freedom to choose which physicians we see -- as I say, and
as you and yours know all too well, there is a BIG difference
amongst individuals, physicians and patients)...
I sincerely believe that the Clintons, although
well meaning, failed to reform our nation's healthcare system
primarily because they approached it as a business: As a
business, it is an extremely profitable success; as an actual
healthcare-delivery system, however, it all too often sucks.