How do we stop spiraling health care costs???
If you ask me, the bill that was just passed isn't going to cut the mustard. (by the way, anyone got a background on cutting mustard? trying to figure out how that makes sense...)
Anyway, yay to healthcare reform, right? I mean, I'm pretty much on board with making sure that more people have access to good, timely healthcare. After all, giving people that option -- rather than forcing them to sit on illnesses until they have to check themselves into an ER once the sickness gets out of control -- will actually in itself help contain costs.
I guess I was just under the crazy misapprehension that the new healthcare legislation would do more to contain the rapidly climbing costs of healthcare. As a country we trump pretty much everyone else when it comes to healthcare dollars spent, yet our outcomes are far from impressive compared to the rest of the world.
What do we do? Cross our fingers and hope that this contentious debacle helps bust open a wider dialogue that will eventually lead to some truly cost-containing legislation?