Commercialization of medical assistance means giving up great idea of the people’s health care as a duty of the Russian state to the citizens.
Author page: Sergey Batchikov
The Russian reality, which has nothing to do with the social system and economic opportunities of the European countries, will inevitably transform the health services market into mechanism of apartheid.
How an one describe today the spiritual state of “personnel” in Russia? Our conception of man is still imbued with faith in the stability of his value matrix. We often hear discussions about “national character”, “Russian mentality”, “conciliarism” and the like, but actually Gorbachev and Yeltsin came – and quickly broke down both the Russian character and the Soviet mentality. It turned out that society is seriously ill and there is no simple and obvious way to overcome the crisis.
Today we are increasingly in favour of the idea that the first to describe the coming catastrophic crisis without encouraging reservations and without distinguishing those right and guilty, was Russian by origin Pitirim Sorokin.