One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

2/17/14

A conversation between Ed Cone and George Hartzman on Obamacare etc...

"Many doctors need to make less money for the health system to work.

Medicare needs to be able to negotiate prescription prices like the Veteran's Administration.

To say there has been little inflation in healthcare and education costs makes no sense to me.

The more government is involved, the higher the prices.

Beef prices are at all time highs.

Processed food containers keep getting smaller.

The US has exported a great deal of our inflation to other countries and financial markets.

Posted by: Hartzman | Feb 17, 2014 at 01:29 PM

Hartzman: "The more government is involved, the higher the prices."

Germany and other countries with high-quality healthcare 
at much lower prices than our own: "Really?"

Posted by: Ed Cone | Feb 17, 2014 at 06:15 PM

We don't live in Germany and other countries.

My understanding is that Germany has single payer, as most likely the other countries to which you refer.

Our health care system is the most expensive and corrupt on the planet.

The ACA didn't fix what was wrong with our system, it preserved the worst of it, as both parties and the press ignore the accounting fraud of the doc fix.

Too many contributors and advertisers to profit from.

The largest, most powerful union in America isn't called a union.

It's called the American Medical Association.

Posted by: Hartzman | Feb 17, 2014 at 10:47 PM

http://edcone.typepad.com/wordup/2014/02/more-free-advice-for-kay-hagan.html
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"America’s most serious budgetary problem is Medicare"

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2011/12/americas-most-serious-budgetary-problem.html

Medicare Accounting Ripoff?

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2010/12/medicare-accounting-ripoff.html

On Medicare's 23% December phyisician fee cut: If "Obamacare" was dependent on the cuts to be "deficit reducing," could negating the cuts betray the electorate?

http://hartzman.blogspot.com/2010/11/on-medicare-23-december-phyisician-fee.html
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http://www.advisorperspectives.com/dshort/charts/inflation/CPI-categories-since-2000.html?CPI-categories-since-2000.gif
inflation

1 comment:

W.E. Heasley said...

Excellent!

One needs to look at the supply side ….and the demand side. The supply side may well astound you.


After the ACA: Freeing the market for health care

http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/john.cochrane/research/papers/after_aca.pdf