There are so many holes in George Pyle's message, there aren't enough corks in the world to plug 'em, so I'll just address a couple ("State of the debate: The poor are revolting!", Opinion, July 14).
Pyle suggests that we are not a civilized nation. Well, maybe we should just stop spending our money to protect others and spend it on our own care. Maybe if those "civilized" nations spent more to defend themselves they might look at things differently.
As for "Big Hospitals, Big Pharma and Big Insurance," do they make a profit? Hell, yes. Do they hide it away, or do they reinvest in new treatments and drugs necessary to keep us healthy in an ever-changing world?