The last post began touching on the role of charities.
There are many diseases that are beyond the means of the individuals. The list of such diseases includes juvenile diabetes, hemophilia, cancer, multipleschlero, multiple sclerosis, etc..
Conquering diseases requires a great deal of dedicated research and science. Looking at the landscape of the American Medical community, we find that the best work to end these ailments is done through foundations.
The "comprehensive health care reform" efforts that place all health care under a single regulatory authority is a less effecient way to handling the research undertaken by foundations.
It is far better to face the challenges of horrific diseases with private charitable groups dedicated to the cure of disease than through a socialized regulatory platform that rations research based on a politically driven basis.