You can't go wrong listening to a nurse...they live and breathe health care on the front line every day...BD
I was one of the nurses in Sacramento last week for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee convention and was present for the rallies at the Capitol building. I have been a nurse for more than 32 years and employed in the healthcare field for 35 years. I have worked in both the private and public sectors and I have seen medical care go from a pre-HMO/PPO and DRG state to the present for-profit business that it is today.
Today, I work in the public sector in a program for children funded by the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs. The program also assists some families with HMO and PPO insurance that cannot afford the overwhelming co-pays and deductibles that may be incurred by their child's illnesses, or have been denied a necessary part of their child's care.