We have never seen so up close and personal the dire effect mixing business and medicine has on society as we are seeing it now. People are getting sick and dying because there isn’t enough personal protective equipment and respirators to go around, and this has been a result of decades of transitioning healthcare from a not-for-profit model to a for-profit model the costs of healthcare have risen while the outcomes have declined.
Epipens have gone from costing $100 apiece to $600 apiece, and the cost of treating diabetes has risen nearly $3000 a year. Shortages of PPE can be at least partially blamed on ordering on demand, and Covid-19 is exposing more issues with the healthcare system daily. Learn more about the social consequences of mixing business and medicine below.