Major Malpractice

Source: Liberty
by Steve Murphy

“Until the 1970s, America had a stoic, if not lackadaisical, attitude toward health. During the 1960s, half of those called up for military service were being rejected because of physical, mental, or moral unfitness. Heart disease was the number one leading cause of death. President Kennedy believed that America’s flabbiness was a national security threat. Cancer was the second leading cause, yet half the country smoked. To make matters worse, America spent very little on healthcare — a Spartan-like 5% of GDP in 1960. This sorry state of unfitness set the stage for a 60-year spending frenzy to make America healthy. … The result: America’s health has deteriorated, as has its vaunted medical system.” (01/14/23)