We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A few weeks ago I took a stab at the subject of American medical care, and the relationship between patient and physician, "Providers or Physicians?"
I recently stumbled upon a better piece on the same subject by Dr. Bob in which he explains that "medical care is not a widget," and that the relationship between physician and patient is not a contract, but a covenant. Worth reading, at The Doctor is In