CEO Blog: Safety Net Health Care Seems Lost in Current Debate

Scripps CEO, Chris Van Gorder, who covered how safety net health care seems lost in the Trump administration's policies.

The Opinion Page editors at The San Diego Union-Tribune recently asked me to pen a commentary about whether health care is a right or a privilege.

As I thought about that question in the context of the latest debate over the future of the nation's health care system, one thing seemed clear: Ensuring the availability of safety-net services for the neediest patients doesn't seem to be a priority with lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

That's a mistake that can only be fixed with a bipartisan approach that seems impossible in the current political atmosphere.

You can read my entire Union-Tribune guest commentary here: Why Better Safety Net System Needed in Health Care