State of Health Care
in South County
Written By Robin Shepherd
Healthcare is on everyone’s minds these days. When it comes to the political tug-of-
war over the Affordable Care Act, the mood in our country is one of exasperation.
It’s not just healthcare coverage that has people worried, but access to the healthcare
services they need.
America is a world power, but we’ve been eclipsed by other nations when it
comes to offering equivalent or better healthcare for less money.
Morgan Hill resident Roger Knopf has served on hospital boards for nearly three
decades, including his current role as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Regional
Medical Center of San Jose. Over the years he’s reviewed a lot of healthcare research.
In his view, “You can pick them apart and focus on anomalies or one-off situations,
but plenty of studies have shown that other countries’ systems are delivering better
healthcare to their people than we’re doing here.”
GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN