The very first lesson they teach you in medical school is “Primum non nocere.” The English translation of the Latin phrase is, “First, do no harm.”
This thought process can be applied to our impending health-care reform that had once appeared to be on the fast track and being slipped by the American public in the form of H.R. 3200. The health-care system needs to be changed, but to what and at what expense to future generations?
If we are going to change our health-care delivery system, let us make sure that we “first, do no harm.”