Health care costs continue to spiral out of control. “Americans rejected the tougher restrictions of managed care in the late 1990s, and yet they want all the latest advances in medical technology.”

And that is precisely the problem. You can’t have it both ways.

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  • Samson Isberg

    Well, doesn’t this sum up the problem nicely? Remember Winnie (the Puh)? “- you want jam or honey on your bread, Winnie?” “-both please, but don’t bother about the bread”.
    This kind of thinking is, I believe, what Freud called primary-process-thinking; when the little child wants two things at once but is quite oblivious to the fact that they are mutually impossible. Normally (said Freud) this kind of thinking disappears around the age of three…

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