Equitable Health Systems Financing Essential To Reducing Morbidity, Mortality
Slate: Who Lives and Who Dies?
Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University professor at Harvard University and co-founder of Partners In Health
“…Who lives and who dies depends on what sort of health care system is available. And who recovers, if recovery is possible, depends on the way emergency care and hospitals are financed. … Finding equitable ways to finance health care, including the treatment of catastrophic illness, is the main challenge for both medicine and public health, along with weaving, or restitching, the safety nets that might protect families from death or disability and the financial ruin that accompanies serious illness…” (3/15).