Politics behind healthcare – The Economist

The Economist comments this week about the politics plaguing the healthcare reform process in the US.

…the Democrats’ bigger problem is that most Americans have pretty good health insurance and no idea how much it costs. Taxpayers foot the bill for the old. Most workers with employer-provided health insurance imagine that their employer is paying for it, when in fact it comes out of their wages. Soaring medical inflation depresses Americans’ standard of living and threatens to bust the budget. The system is riddled with waste. Yet most Americans feel little urge to make it more efficient.”

As healthcare reform gets more national spotlight attention than it has in a long time, it’s time to focus on the real problems of our current system that need reforming instead of inventing silly and untrue fear-mongering decoy issues.


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