Friday, October 5, 2007

The Perpetual Health Care Crisis

Jeff Goldsmith points out that the popular press has portrayed American health care as being in a state of "crisis" for 50 years.

He also makes the good point,
...that any good news about our health system (and a robust four year disinflationary cost trend is certainly good news) has become politically incorrect in a climate of Job's Daughter handwringing and crisis mongering.
So perhaps the key question to ask is, "Who benefits from having the current situation portrayed as a "crisis"? (Via KevinMD.)