The Guardian reports that a US woman is five times more likely to die in childbirth than a woman in Greece.
I don't think anyone is seriously suggesting that Greek doctors are the bomb when it comes to medical services...so why?
The clue is that the deaths are coming in the black and native American populations, not among affluent whites.
Forget arguments about public health and about insurance. In my view it comes down to disempowerment. Mothers die because there are no consequences for those who let them die.
In Greece or France statistics like these would cause a riot. Hell, our cousins in New Zealand would be out in the street if they had childbirth mortality rates of a third world country.
But the US people take it without comment.
Anger and retaliation are what drives fairness, not hand wringing and talk.
I hope that if Australians had a government that would allow such skewed medical support, we would vent our anger.