I have come to the conclusion – no, I have reaffirmed my existing conclusion – that healthcare in these United States of America does battle from no less than five camps.
The Four Pillars of Healthcare
First there are the providers, both institutional and professional (euphemisms for “bricks and mortar” and “people,” respectively). They provide the care, and therefore they appropriately may be considered the foundation of the entire system. Without healthcare, there is no “healthcare system.”
Their primary mission: