Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Krugman on Health Care in America

Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times.

The fact is that in health care, the private sector is often bloated and bureaucratic, while some government agencies - notably the Veterans Administration system - are lean and efficient. In health care, competition and personal choice can and do lead to higher costs and lower quality. The United States has the most privatized, competitive health system in the advanced world; it also has by far the highest costs, and close to the worst results.

Long. Over. Due.

NY Times is a registration site, but worth the time it takes to register (Seymour Hersh, et al notwithstanding).
After a week or so current content goes into the archive and has to be paid for if you want to read it later.
Okay. They have rent to pay, too.

1 comment:

Amigo said...

After taking my father-in-law to the VA for healthcare the last two years, lean and efficient are not the adjectives I would use.

The VA is a bloated, bureaucratic and uncaring organization. As hospitals go, it's dirty and smelly. Lot of staff, but nothing moves fast.