Let's Move Beyond the Political Wars Over Obamacare
From thehill.com, 10/11/16: Our health system is sick. One business executive quipped, “If you tried to design a health care system that didn't work, you couldn't have done a better job.” High health care costs led to multiple reforms, from the Nixon era to the Obama administration. Those efforts aimed to save money by limiting provider networks, requiring referrals and prior authorizations, and using ever larger co-pays and deductibles. Each of these “cost-saving” changes were supposed to reduce spending by putting obstacles in front of people seeking care so they use less of it. Even so, health spending continues to outpace inflation. Individual premiums for 2017 are up sharply. Read entire article here.