No Free Lunch on Health David Leonhardt in the NY Times
No Easy Answers on Health Care
The current health care system doesn't pay hospitals, doctors and nurses to keep people healthy; it pays for tests, surgeries and drugs. So Americans often get expensive invasive care of dubious medical benefit while missing out on sensible basic care. Millions of other people go withoug any care for chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. If Medicare and private insurers paid for more preventive care, Americans would be healthier than they are today and live longer. Here's a link to David Leonhardt's article in the NYTimes 8-8-07:
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