“I think part of our frustration is what the heck do we do,” said Dr. Luis Camero during the question and answer portion of Sen. Wicker’s talk.
Dr. Camero runs the emergency department at Garden Park Medical Center, where one out of every five patients gets treated despite not having healthcare coverage.
“Most of us who work in healthcare are frustrated with the direction it’s taking. So now we wonder, what is it we can do, rather than sit home frustrated, what is it that we can do,” he said. “I think we got into this business to take care of people. And as a general rule, I don’t think as a whole we’re doing that great of a job right now. I think there are a lot of folks that can’t afford the current healthcare.”
Mississippi’s junior senator says one solution should not be a big government takeover. Yet, that’s what people are saying is included in the healthcare proposals fueling so much debate around the country.
“I find a healthy skepticism to that sort of philosophy,” Wicker said.