If you begin with the idea that our healthcare system
needed to change, you quickly arrive at the crucial question: How?
Especially when you consider that there is no such thing
as a functioning market for healthcare. If there were, the
healthcare system would have most likely evolved and become more efficient
because the users would have made it be so. But since for decades and
decades most of the cost of healthcare has been paid by employers and/or
government, pricing transparency and competitive pressures have not been part
of the healthcare process.
Going forward, if things ever get worked out, these
pressures will be felt, change will happen. Whether we call it the
Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare, or it becomes known by some other clever
acronym, things will be different. That doesn't necessarily mean better,
and in spite of what you may want to believe, it never meant free. Try to