Friday, March 20, 2009

Goodman: The Rest Of The Story

John Goodman, Linda Gorman, Devon Herrick, Robert Sade ask some important questions in their recent paper, "Health Care Reform: Do Other Countries Have the Answers?":
1. Does the United States spend too much on health care?

2. Are U.S. outcomes no better and in some respects worse than those of other nations?

3. Is the large number of uninsured in the U.S. a crisis?

4. Does lack of health insurance cause premature death?

5. Are medical bills causing bankruptcy?

6. Are administrative costs higher for private insurance than public insurance?

7. Are low-income families more disadvantaged in the U.S. system?

8. Can the free market work in health care?
Their answers may surprise you.

Could it possibly be that the politicians in favor of "universal health care" have misled us about these issues?

(Via Health Affairs blog.)