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
"America’s most serious budgetary problem is Medicare"
Medicare Accounting Ripoff?
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?