Greetings all. The following is an opinion piece that was declined by the N&O. I asked for permission to publish it here and the two authors agreed. The short bio on the two authors:
Jonathan Kotch, MD, MPH, FAAP, Professor of Maternal and Child Health at UNC-CH’s School of Public Health, is president of the NC Committee to Defend Health Care, the state chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, and author of Maternal And Child Health: Programs, Problems, And Policy In Public Health, 2nd Edition
Frank Keary, MD, MPH, is chair of the Health Committee for The Ethical Culture Society of NC.
Affiliations for identification only.
The article titled "NC Needs New Health Commssion -- Now!" is below the fold.