We have to remember that the most important conversation about healthcare is the one we don’t have: Why does it cost so much and what value are we getting for our money?
We’ve lulled ourselves into a rut bickering back and forth about who should pay for healthcare; governments, employers, individuals, the Rich, the Poor, the Chinese.
Our system is broken and we’re stuck in a decades old political fight that will never resolve the real problems with healthcare. This chart from the Atlantic makes a nice simple point. We are not getting the proper value for our healthcare dollar spending. Most other countries are doing a better job than we are at allocating our healthcare spending and their resultant ROI.