Healing Our Health Care System | Common Dreams

Cost-savings, improved patient care, more nurses — why isn’t this a done deal everywhere in the United States? It’s simple: Our current profit-driven, insurance-based system, by its very nature, exists to maximize corporate bottom lines and minimize costs such as providing more nurses. But a hospital that tries to save money by skimping on staffing levels puts its patients at risk. These are not risks our patients and their families should have to endure.

via Healing Our Health Care System | Common Dreams.

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