What More “Skin in the Game” Leads To

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 6:35 pm

This trend is the future of American health care, not the past.


White House Trial-Balloons Medicare Cost Increases

By: Monday April 1, 2013 7:15 pm

In the New York Times, anonymous sources representing the White House offered trial-balloons on Medicare cost increases.

Catfood Commission Backs Myth That We Must Increase Health Care Cost Sharing

By: Wednesday December 1, 2010 4:30 pm

Beyond the Deficit Commission’s non-report total cop-out on health care, what disturbs me is what changes they do recommend: embracing the economagic myth that the way to control health care costs is just to make regular people pay even higher co-pays, deductibles, and out of pocket costs. This idea that we can reduce overall health care spending by making people pay even more is pure economic theology. It is support by free-marketeers like a religious doctrine despite the fact that all evidence shows it is not successful.

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