Singleton: Congress should legislate cure for hypocritical 'disease' that infects politicians

Dr. Marilyn Singleton

As a physician, I proudly recited and adhere to the Oath of Hippocrates, which commands physicians to "use treatment to help the sick according to [their] ability and judgment and [to] abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm." Physicians don't all think alike - medically or politically - but when a patient's health is at stake, we find a way to work together for the patient's best interest.

In 2016 a bipartisan Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act, ostensibly designed to speed up research and drug approvals. They should have legislated a cure for a highly contagious disease that infects politicians in staggering numbers: chronic, relapsing, terminal hypocritical churlishness, the "Disease."

The current acrimonious and vitriolic hyper-partisan rhetoric is making our country sick.

When the Republicans did not support the Affordable Care Act, they were heartless dunderheads who wanted to see women and children suffer.