Past delays in addressing Social Security's looming trust fund exhaustion will now make it harder than ever to fix the problem without harming vulnerable people, a former trustee for the program said Wednesday.
Half of the people who sign up for Obamacare (ACA) get a flurry of medical care, then drop out before a year is over. They can always sign up again if they need to. People who stay on insurance tend to be those who have ongoing chronic and expensive conditions that need continual care. The implications for the viability of such insurance are not good.
[Subscription Required] I am surprised by your editorial “A Right to Try Arrives” (May 23), which praises just-passed legislation that would permit terminally ill patients to seek drugs not yet approved by the FDA directly from the manufacturer. This alters the status quo hardly at all. As NYU School of Medicine bioethicist Arthur Caplan said, right to try is “nothing more than a right to beg a company, that right already exists, and you’re really not doing much to help anybody gain access to much of anything.”
"Nobody knew health care could be so complicated," was Donald Trump's now famous pronouncement on the issue. The Congressional Republicans were struggling too. Not only did they fail to reach a legislative solution, but, even worse, they were confused about where to even search for a solution. All told, health care begins to look insoluble. But is it really that complicated? Actually, no.
Click Here For English Translation. At the same time that technological advances are constantly emerging to improve medical treatments, the costs of developing and deploying these same tools get louder and more difficult to access. Finding a formula that looks at funding for creating new resources and spending on care is a challenge. In this interview American physician Scott Atlas, explains that the way out is to leave the matter to the private market, stimulating competition with the care to ensure that poor people receive help from governments to get pay for their care.
The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.