The ACS says that is has "no position" on what kind of health system should be in place in the U.S. Here's a suggestion -- how about one that delivers the highest rate of cancer survival in the world.
According to a recent study in the respected Lancet Oncology -- the most comprehensive ever conducted -- America's cancer-survival rate is the highest in the world among both men and women. By contrast, Britain -- despite its reputation as a utopia of "free" healthcare -- has some of the lowest survival rates in the western world.
Improved access is an worthy goal -- but a single-payer system is not the answer -- especially for cancer patients.
And the American Cancer Society should be brave enough to say so.