Seems to me a fundamental question is not getting asked about who will make the decisions about health care in our present (and future) system. I’d like to pose it here:
Given that the majority of health care dollars are spent on people in the last stages of their lives, shouldn’t we be talking about who gets to decide whether or not Grandpa gets “life-saving” treatment or not?
In other words, someone has to do it, right? After all, despite the best efforts of the Federal Reserve, there are only a finite number of dollars in existence. And as they dwindle down, more get printed, but they are worth less and less.
So, recapping the question:
Do y’ll want:
A) A for-profit corporation answerable to its shareholders and the bottom line deciding it?
B) A not-for-profit government entity answerable to the voters deciding it?
Anyone want to take a crack at this?