Here’s a good piece on Slate, talking about health care costs. I’m down with most of what the piece lays out. But, I’m not about demonizing capitalism.
“American health care costs a lot because the prices Americans pay for health care services are very high. And hospitals charge those high prices for the same reason any other business would—because they can”.
Yep, I agree. But costs are also high because of waste (expensive tests done needlessly), fraud, over billing, and the fact that we’re all paying the price for our neighbor’s poor health.
I’m all for a single payer system.
I don’t think Obamacare – aka The Affordable Care Act, is the right solution — at all. Most I talk to in the know feel the same way.