Oct 6, 2015

The point of a health-care system isn’t to spend as little money as possible on it

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My presidential campaign and health care ideas gets a nice mention in this popular article by Vox Editor-in-Chief Ezra Klein, considered a top political journalist in America. It’s nice to see young people like Ezra challenging the entire system. We must move beyond old, dysfunctional ways.

The most important problem in health care, in other words, is health.

If the health-care system got much better at delivering health, then it might make sense to spend what we do now — or to spend even more than that. So long as the system isn’t delivering good value for the money, then yes, cutting costs makes sense. But it’s important not to lose sight of the real goal: more health, not less health spending. Washington’s myopic focus on costs risks doing just that.

More: 8 facts that explain what’s wrong with American health care.

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