"The people in this country and their leaders are courageous. That (healthcare reform) is an unprecedented achievement," WHO Director General Margaret Chan said.
She argued that unrestricted market forces were limited as a means of redressing imbalances in global health care.
Uh oh. Imbalances in global health? What did any of this have to do with global health?
Conservatives and other critics argue that it will send the U.S. budget deficit soaring and slow economic recovery, but also that it represents unwarranted federal intrusion into the freedom of individuals to make healthcare choices. Chan has made clear her view that governments and global organizations such as WHO should make a case for market regulation to deliver more equitable health benefits.
"Market forces, all by themselves, will not solve social problems. That is why public health needs to be concerned,"
Holy crap! Market forces will not solve social problems? They are not intended to solve social problems. And while you are at it, can you show where government intrusion solved social problems?
How is it that the legislation passed supposedly to extend healthcare benefits is seen by a bureaucrat like Chan as being an opportunity for social engineering?