Letters: Bad medicine is just bad medicine

Dec 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

Dr. Miller's "Don't socialize medicine" anecdotes describe shortcomings due to poor training, slothful attitudes, and mismanagement, which we have no shortage of here in America. Insinuating that "socializing" medicine has any relationship to the particular scenarios described is meaningless. A wise friend used to say that we already have universal healthcare—it's just a matter of how we've decided to distribute and pay for it. Finally, if you think about it, insurance is socialism. You pay roughly equal shares, but receive according to need.

Eric Aldrich, veterinary assistant
Boulder, Colo.