July 10, 2006

Single Payer System: It's Time

John Balint is making waves in New York with a proposal that is, to put it mildly, an unlikely sell to the state's Republican senate: that the uninsured should be covered through radical change in the state's public health care system. Balint of course is the founder of the bioethics operation at Albany and namesake of the John Balint Lectureship, to be given by Edmund Pellegrino, Chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics, this Thursday, as well as the namesake of the John A. Balint endowed chair in medical ethics, funded largely by grateful patients in his 40 year plus practice as a gastroenterologist.

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