Monday, January 01, 2007

A Must Read on the Healthcare Crisis

From the New York Times:
WHAT is the most pressing problem facing the economy? A good case can be made for the developing health care crisis. Soaring costs, growing ranks of uninsured and a steady erosion of corporate health benefits add up to a giant drag on the nation’s future prosperity.
The article goes on to argue that single payer health insurance would be a boon for the economy. A point I (and many others) have been making for a long time. Too bad it's unlikely to happen soon. Why is this?
There’s only one catch. Most Americans just don’t believe it can be done. The health care crisis may turn out to be more of a problem of ideology than economics.

2 comments:

hjfcool said...
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Anonymous said...

"Most Americans just don’t believe it can be done. The health care crisis may turn out to be more of a problem of ideology than economics."

Yep. Some other countries with single payer systems have healthier populations and longer lifespans.