The Antidote

Counterspin for Health Care and Health News

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Op-Ed on Health Care Reform

Shannon Brownlee, author of Overtreated, and Ezekiel Emanuel, author of Healthcare: Guaranteed, two thoughtful people working toward making our health care "system" more fair, safe, and efficient, have an Op-Ed in favor of health care reform in today's Washington Post. Their goal is to dispel some myths about health care, starting with the canard that the U.S. system is the best in the world. Interestingly, further down, the authors cite survey data showing that 70 percent of Americans feel that the system needs major changes if not a complete overhaul. Still, it helps to repeat outloud and often that our system is not the best - just the most expensive. The comments about the costs of health insurance, and who pays them, are well taken and less obvious.

Read my interview with Shannon Brownlee here.


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