I am a father, husband and board-certified clinical psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse and medical director of CPEP (Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program).
I strongly believe health care is a right for all. It should be available without a cost burden as a healthy person is a productive person. Also, health care is not a commodity like an iPhone but essential to our wellness as a society. Yet the United States is the only industrialized country where health care is a commodity where people make profits on the back of sickness.