Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Health Care

As it seems like we all are taking some time to consider health care in our country, I thought this article was well worth passing on.

The Atlantic prefaces it this way:
After the needless death of his father, the author, a business executive, began a personal exploration of a health-care industry that for years has delivered poor service and irregular quality at astonishingly high cost. It is a system, he argues, that is not worth preserving in anything like its current form. And the health-care reform now being contemplated will not fix it. Here’s a radical solution to an agonizing problem.
With no further ado, an article some have called a must-read, How American Health Care Killed My Father.

(ht: JT)

1 comment:

Chairman said...

A lot of this comes down to how efficient you believe the free market works, particularly in regard to whether you think that people can set objective values to often intangible things. In this case, are we comfortable with putting a price on life? And more importantly, how efficient are we in setting that price?

You hear me joke about it all the time... and I'm not sure if I'm half-joking, 25%-joking, or 75% joking... but an economically viable solution comes with changing the culture so that we're not obsessed with hanging on to the last scraps of life, but rather to focusing on dignity as we enter death.