Pandemic highlights shortcomings; also chances for change

Though it's a challenge to see any silver linings facing us today, the COVID-19 pandemic is shining the spotlight on some glaring deficiencies and the changes necessary to put us on more solid footing from here on out.

Opinion

April 3, 2020 - 2:52 PM

A potential change in how certain federal Medicaid matching funds are calculated is expected to deal big financial hits to hospitals nationwide. Photo by KEN HERMAN/AMERICAN-STATESMAN/FILE

Susan Lynn
Register editor

The saying, “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” is credited to Winston Churchill, prime minister of England during World War II. In Churchill’s case, he was referencing the unique opportunity to forge an alliance between England, the United States and Russia as the founders of the United Nations.

And though it’s a challenge to see any silver linings facing us today, the COVID-19 pandemic is shining the spotlight on some glaring deficiencies and the changes necessary to put us on more solid footing from here on out.

Specific to the virus, the U.S. healthcare system is failing Americans, and nowhere worse than Kansas.

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