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

Health Care for Profit:
A Big Killer

Apr 18, 2011

Last November, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a study which showed that one in seven Medicare patients is injured due to medical errors and infections acquired in hospitals. About 180,000 Medicare patients die of such injuries each year!

This is a truly shocking figure. And it’s a direct result of health care companies that try to cut costs, including staffing, to increase profit.