Doing Nothing Does Harm

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Frank McClellan, Op-Ed., Doing Nothing Does Harm, Phila. Inquirer, Nov. 12, 2009, at A19 (op-ed).

November 12, 2009 | Philadelphia Inquirer
In an opinion piece, Frank McClellan, a law professor at Temple’s Beasley School of Law and co-director of Temple Law’s Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice, writes that the current reform debate has called attention to the moral question of equity. “Doing nothing reveals a willingness to accept the financial insecurity, emotional suffering, and physical pain that 44 million uninsured people—who are disproportionately African American and Latino—continue to suffer in a market system. The disproportionate harm of the current system should be made widely known, and the decision to reform or maintain the status quo should be made with our eyes wide open,” he writes.