The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

The Health Care System Fails Those Who Need It

May 23, 2016

Saturday, May 14, Kaiser West L.A. provided 30 free procedures for people who can’t afford them. This included gallbladder and hernia repair, eye surgery and colonoscopy. Some of these patients have some kind of health insurance, but it’s “limited,” as Kaiser put it.

In other words, insurance companies still refuse to cover some basic procedures in their less expensive plans, despite all the talk about health care reform.