LETTER: It’s time to change our health system
We have a historic chance to change our medical system which is the most costly of the western world. A significant reason for the outrageous costs of medical treatment is the remuneration given to hospital executives, i.e. $4.9 million annual salary to the CEO of Wellspan, a hospital group in York, PA. Heads of Hershey Medical and Geisinger all have salaries in the millions and a captive clientele of anyone who gets sick or has an accident.
Surely, now is the time to exhibit leadership in rectifying this disgraceful situation. The only solution is to treat healthcare as a civic right (like police and fire protection). Why not use the Canadian system as a model?