Bang on – this is what’s wrong with our healthcare system. You can’t have everything:
Americans want more health care for less money, and when they don’t get it, they indict drug companies, insurers, trial lawyers and bureaucrats. Although these familiar scapegoats may not be blameless, the real problem is us. We demand the impossible.
The changes we truly need are political. We need to reconnect people with the public consequences of their private acts. We should curb the subsidization of private insurance. Medicare recipients should pay more of their bills.
But these changes won’t happen because people don’t want to see the costs. We don’t have the health-care system we need, but we do have the one we deserve.