8.14.2009

Seven Key Health Care Questions

Great article here.

Wheelan, an economist, asks (and answers) seven key questions.
(Side Note: I think economists should run the world.)

1. How did we get the health care system we have?

2. If we had a Canadian-style system (or British or French), would you give it up for what you have now? (And might I parenthetically add, what would the "least among us" do?)

3. What are your preferred benchmarks for quality in a health care system, and how does the U.S. system stack up?

4. Where did King Hussein of Jordan fly for cancer treatment?
(The answer is not exactly what you think, if you know the answer.)

5. Should we scrap Medicare?

6. Can our health care system get worse?

7. Do you think the American health care system will be better or worse in 10 years if we do nothing now?

Read the whole article here. It is really good.

5 comments:

Mason said...

Thanks for posting that Dave. That's the first reasonable discussion I've heard on the issue yet.

David Baxley said...

Good discussion point... Although I am not a fan of the action presently being taken I would say there is need for action of some sort. But per your last question:

Do you think the American health care system will be better or worse in 10 years if we do nothing now?

I can't predict the future but a bad solution will make it worse and that is part of the argument against. It would be foolish to take a stand for it just because some form of action is better then none... bad action is much much much worse then none.

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