We have rationing. It’s not rationing based on need or any rational measure; it’s rationing based on demand for country-club memberships.
On Feb. 10 — after Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware denied coverage three times for a stress test that would have revealed severe arterial blockage — doctors opened Fields’ chest and performed heart-bypass surgery that his cardiologist said almost certainly prevented a massive heart attack and saved his life.
Health care reform legislation pending before Congress would not restructure that system, although it could provide more transparency.
The whole article is worth a read.
A related story points out that health insurance premiums have doubled in the last ten years.
The quality of health care sure hasn’t doubled in the last ten years.
Profiting from misery–>miserable profits.
The system is broken.