"The trend lines are clear: shrinking private coverage, growing governmental coverage, and still a swelling number who are stuck in between, causing serious financial problems and unpalatable ethical choices when they arrive at providers' doors for necessary care. These trends are so clear, in fact, that the air is again filling with calls for some form of stable, subsidized, universal coverage. ... This, and not a Medicare prescription drug benefit, is the nation's most pressing healthcare dilemma. The goal of equitable care is receding, and America must decide whether or not to let it go."
-The Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal