It’s long been assumed better technology drives up health care costs. Ira Glasner argues it’s time to revisit that mistaken belief…
Medical savings accounts won’t solve all of Medicare’s ills but they make sense in contrast to global health care budgets which are understandably directed to respond to immediate needs as opposed to future needs. But that’s why such accounts are needed. Their non-introduction has been the biggest missed opportunity of the past half-century.
Americans considering the consequences of the various health care reform proposals being proffered by President Obama and Congress would be wise to consider the Canadian experience. Canadians are ill-served by their inaccessible but expensive government-run Medicare program, whose structure is defined by the federal government.
If the first step toward a cured addiction is to admit the problem, Dr. David Gratzer has given himself no small task: to convince politicians that their reliance on government interference in health care hurts more Americans than it helps.