Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—Dr Reinhardt's1recent attack on my book Mortal
Peril2presents this challenge: "to
the extent a nation's health system can make it possible, should the child
of a poor American family have the same chance of avoiding preventable illness
or of being cured from a given illness as does a child of a rich American
family?" The correct answer is no.
Epstein RA. Articulating a Social Ethic for Health Care. JAMA. 1998;279(10):745-746. doi:10.1001/jama.279.10.745